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mucopolysaccharidosis

[ myōō′kō-pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rĭ-dōsĭs ]
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n.

Any of several inherited diseases of mucopolysaccharide metabolism characterized by the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the tissues and their excretion in urine, resulting in various defects of bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.

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