[ proh-tee-oh-glahy-kan ]
/ ˌproʊ ti oʊˈglaɪ kæn /
a macromolecule composed of a polysaccharide joined to a polypeptide and forming the ground substance of connective tissue.
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Medicine definitions for proteoglycan
[ prō′tē-ō-glī′kăn′, -kən ]
Any of various mucopolysaccharides that are bound to protein chains in covalent complexes and occur in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.
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