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hyaluronic acid

[hahy-uh-loo-ron-ik, hahy-] /ˈhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪk, ˌhaɪ-/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a mucopolysaccharide serving as a viscous medium in the tissues of the body and as a lubricant in joints.
Origin of hyaluronic acid
1930-1935
1930-35; hyal(oid) (in reference to the vitreous humor, from which it was first isolated) + uronic acid
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British Dictionary definitions for hyaluronic acid

hyaluronic acid

/ˌhaɪəlʊˈrɒnɪk/
noun
1.
a viscous polysaccharide with important lubricating properties, present, for example, in the synovial fluid in joints
Derived Forms
hyaluronic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: hyalo- + Greek ouron urine + -ic
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hyaluronic acid in Medicine

hyaluronic acid hy·a·lu·ron·ic acid (hī'ə-lu-rŏn'ĭk)
n.
A mucopolysaccharide that is found in spaces around tissue, the synovial fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes and acts as a binding, lubricating, and protective agent.

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