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An aglycone (aglycon[1] or genin) is the compound remaining after the glycosyl group on a glycoside is replaced by a hydrogen atom.[2]

For example, the aglycone of a cardiac glycoside would be a steroid molecule.

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  1. ^ "2-Carb-33". Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology 2nd Edition (1997) 1995, 67, 1312