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