glyco- Word Origin

  1. 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 of glyco- combining form representing Greek glykýs sweet British Dictionary definitions for glyco- glyco- before a vowel glyc- combining form

  1. indicating sugarglycogen

Word Origin for glyco- from Greek glukus sweet Word Origin and History for glyco-

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-.

glyco- in Medicine glyco- pref.

  1. Sugar:glycoprotein.
  2. Glycogen:glycogenesis.

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