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
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