- a mucopolysaccharide serving as a viscous medium in the tissues of the body and as a lubricant in joints.
Origin of hyaluronic acid
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- a viscous polysaccharide with important lubricating properties, present, for example, in the synovial fluid in joints
C20: hyalo- + Greek ouron urine + -ic
- 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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