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hyaluronic acid

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noun hy·al·uron·ic acid \ˌhīl-yu̇-ˈrä-nik-, ˌhī-əl-yu̇-\

Definition of hyaluronic acid

  1. :  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


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hyaluronic acid

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noun hy·al·uron·ic acid \ˌhīl-yu̇-ˌrän-ik-, ˌhī-əl-yu̇-\

Medical Definition of hyaluronic acid

  1. :  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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