hyaluronic acid


hy·al·uron·ic acid

noun \ˌhīl-y-ˈrä-nik-, ˌhī-əl-y-\

Definition of HYALURONIC ACID

:  a viscous glycosaminoglycan chiefly of the matrix of tissues that occurs especially in the vitreous humor, umbilical cord, synovial fluid, and loose connective tissue and serves especially as a structural element and lubricant

Origin of HYALURONIC ACID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1934

hy·al·uron·ic acid

noun \ˌhīl-y-ˌrän-ik-, ˌhī-əl-y-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYALURONIC ACID

: a viscous glycosaminoglycan that occurs especially in the vitreous body, the umbilical cord, and synovial fluid and as a cementing substance in the subcutaneous tissue

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