What do you understand by the term glycosidic linkage?

Question:

What do you understand by the term glycosidic linkage?

Solution:

Glycosidic linkage refers to the linkage formed between two monosaccharide units through an oxygen atom by the loss of a water molecule.

For example, in a sucrose molecule, two monosaccharide units, -glucose and β-fructose, are joined together by a glycosidic linkage.

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