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Glycosyl Group

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    A glycosyl group is the fragment containing a vacant point of attachment that would form if the hydroxy group on the hemiacetal carbon or on the hemiketal carbon in a cyclic monosaccharide molecule were removed.

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    eg. 2:

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    see also glycoside


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