glycosaminoglycan

[glahy-kohs-uh-mee-noh-glahy-kan]

noun

any of a class of polysaccharides derived from hexosamine that form mucins when complexed with proteins: formerly called mucopolysaccharide.

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.

mucopolysaccharide
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glycosaminoglycan in Science

glycosaminoglycan

[glī′kōs-ə-mē′nō-glīkăn]

Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Heparin is a glycosaminoglycan. Also called mucopolysaccharide
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