Also contains definition of: glycosyl-amino-acid
A saccharide attached to a single amino acid by any kind of covalent bond. A glycosyl-amino-acid is a compound consisting of saccharide linked through a glycosyl linkage (O-, N-, or S-) to an amino acid.
The hyphens are needed to avoid implying that the carbohydrate is necessarily linked to the amino group.
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