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What do you understand by the term glycosidic linkage?

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The condensation of the hydroxyl group of two monosaccharides to form a link between them is called glycosidic linkage. In other words, it refers to linkage developed between two different monosaccharide units through an oxygen atom by the loss of a water molecule. For example, in a sucrose molecule, two monosaccharide units, α-glucose and β–fructose, are joined together by a glycosidic linkage.

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