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# What is a glycosidic linkage?

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## Glycosidic linkage:“The two monosaccharides are joined together by an oxide linkage formed by the loss of a water molecule. Such a linkage between two monosaccharide units through an oxygen atom is called glycosidic linkage.”The two monosaccharides $\mathrm{C}1$ of $\mathrm{\alpha }$-D-glucose and $\mathrm{C}2$ of $\mathrm{\beta }$-D-fructose are held together by a glycosidic linkage which is shown below:

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