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What are glycosidic bonds?

A glycosidic bond is a covalent chemical bond that joins monosaccharides (simple sugar units) together to form disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. These are carbohydrates.

A glycosidic bond is formed during condensation reaction, and it is broken down during hydrolysis.

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