[ myoo-koh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid ]
/ ˌmyu koʊˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd /


(formerly) glycosaminoglycan.


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Origin of mucopolysaccharide

First recorded in 1935–40; muco- + polysaccharide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mucopolysaccharide

/ (ˌmjuːkəʊˌpɒlɪˈsækəraɪd) /


biochem any of a group of complex polysaccharides composed of repeating units of two sugars, one of which contains an amino group
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Medical definitions for mucopolysaccharide

[ myōō′kō-pŏl′ē-săkə-rīd′ ]


Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins.galactosaminoglycan glycosaminoglycan
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Scientific definitions for mucopolysaccharide

[ myōō′kō-pŏl′ē-săkə-rīd′ ]

See glycosaminoglycan.
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