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chondroitin sulfate

[ kuhn-droh-i-tin suhl-feyt, -droit-n ]
/ kənˈdroʊ ɪ tɪn ˈsʌl feɪt, -ˈdrɔɪt n /
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noun Biochemistry.
a sulfated glycosaminoglycan, occurring in various tissues, as cartilage and tendons: sold as a dietary supplement in the treatment of joint pain.
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Often chon·dro·i·tin .

Origin of chondroitin sulfate

First recorded in 1895–1900; chondr- + -ite1 + -in2
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Scientific definitions for chondroitin sulfate

chondroitin sulfate
[ kŏn-drōĭ-tĭn ]

One of several classes of sulfated glycosaminoglycans that are a major constituent of various connective tissues, especially blood vessels, bone, and cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate is used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement by some people with symptoms of arthritis.
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