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proteoglycan

[ proh-tee-oh-glahy-kan ]
/ ˌproʊ ti oʊˈglaɪ kæn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a macromolecule composed of a polysaccharide joined to a polypeptide and forming the ground substance of connective tissue.
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Origin of proteoglycan

1969; prote(in) + -o- + glyc- + -an, variant of -ane
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