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glycosaminoglycan

noun gly·cos·ami·no·gly·can \ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan, -kō-ˌsa-mə-nō-\

Definition of GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN

:  any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents of mucoproteins, glycoproteins, and blood-group substances —called also mucopolysaccharide

Origin of GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN

glyc- + hexosamine (amine derived from a hexose) + -o- + glycan
First Known Use: 1962

glycosaminoglycan

noun gly·cos·ami·no·gly·can \ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan, -kō-ˌsam-ə-nō-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN

:  any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents of mucoproteins, glycoproteins, and blood-group substances—called also mucopolysaccharide

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