a combining form with the meanings “sugar,” “glucose and its derivatives,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating sugar: glycogen
word-forming element meaning “sweet,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek glykys “sweet” (see glucose). Used in reference to sugars generally. OED says a regular formation would be glycy-.
glycocalyx gly·co·ca·lyx (glī’kō-kā’lĭks, -kāl’ĭks) n. An outer filamentous coating of carbohydrate-rich molecules on the surface of certain cells.
glycocholate gly·co·cho·late (glī’kō-kō’lāt’, -kŏl’āt’) n. A salt or ester of glycocholic acid.
- Glycocholic acid
glycocholic acid gly·co·cho·lic acid (glī’kō-kō’lĭk) n. A crystalline acid occurring in bile and formed through the conjugation of cholic acid and glycine.
[glahy-kuh-juh n, -jen] /ˈglaɪ kə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a white, tasteless polysaccharide, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , molecularly similar to starch, constituting the principal carbohydrate storage material in animals and occurring chiefly in the liver, in muscle, and in fungi and yeasts. /ˈɡlaɪkəʊdʒən; -dʒɛn/ noun 1. a polysaccharide consisting of […]