[ glahy-kohs-uh-mee-noh-glahy-kan ]
/ ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn /
any of a class of polysaccharides derived from hexosamine that form mucins when complexed with proteins: formerly called mucopolysaccharide.
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Words nearby glycosaminoglycan
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Medical definitions for glycosaminoglycan
[ glī′kōs-ə-mē′nō-glī′kăn′ ]
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Scientific definitions for glycosaminoglycan
[ glī′kōs-ə-mē′nō-glī′kăn ]
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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