glyco-

glyco-

a combining form with the meanings “sugar,” “glucose and its derivatives,” used in the formation of compound words: glycolipid.
Also, gluco-.
Also, especially before a vowel, glyc-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek glykýs sweet

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glyco- or (before a vowel) glyc-
 
combining form
indicating sugar: glycogen
 
[from Greek glukus sweet]
 
glyc- or (before a vowel) glyc-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek glukus sweet]

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glyco- pref.

  1. Sugar: glycoprotein.

  2. Glycogen: glycogenesis.

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