[ Glycoside ]
A chemical compound comprising of a [ Monosaccharide, simple sugar ] A carbohydrate molecule that cannot be further hydrolysed into simpler carbohydrates. Monosaccharides are the basic building blocks of all carbohydrates. They are sweet-tasting, water-soluable, white, crystalline solids with the typical formula of C6H12O6. Examples: glucose, More other non-sugar molecules called aglycones.
Glycosides such as [ Stevia ] 1. Stevia rebaudiana, a shrub native to Central America with sweet tasting leaves. 2. A low-calorie sweetener made by extracting steviol glycosides from the stevia plant. More are used as low-calorie or low-sugar sweeteners.
Many glycosides are poisonous or have [ Medicine, Medical Treatment ] The therapeutic practise of diagnosing and treating injury or disease. A drug or nutrient preparation prescribed for the treatment, or prevention of injury or disease. More properties.