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glycosaminoglycan

[glahy-kohs-uh-mee-noh-glahy-kan]
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noun
  1. any of a class of polysaccharides derived from hexosamine that form mucins when complexed with proteins: formerly called mucopolysaccharide.
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Origin of glycosaminoglycan

1975–80; glyco- + (hexo)samine + -o- + glycan polysaccharide
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glycosaminoglycan in Medicine

glycosaminoglycan

(glī′kōs-ə-mē′nō-glīkăn′)
n.
  1. mucopolysaccharide

glycosaminoglycan in Science

glycosaminoglycan

[glī′kōs-ə-mē′nō-glīkăn]