Formation of linkages with glycosyl groups, as between d-glucose and the hemoglobin chain to form the fraction hemoglobin AIc, whose level rises in association with the raised blood d-glucose concentration in poorly controlled or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. SEE ALSO: glycosylated hemoglobin.

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gly·co·syl·a·tion glī-.kō-sə-'lā-shən n the process of adding glycosyl groups to a protein to form a glycoprotein
gly·co·syl·ate glī-'kō-sə-.lāt vt, -at·ed; -at·ing

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gly·co·syl·a·tion (gli-ko″sə-laґshən) the formation of linkages with glycosyl groups.

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