glyco- Word Origin
- a combining form with the meanings “sugar,” “glucose and its derivatives,” used in the formation of compound words: glycolipid.
- 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.