proteoglycan


pro·teo·gly·can

noun \ˌprō-tē-ə-ˈglī-ˌkan\

Definition of PROTEOGLYCAN

:  any of a class of glycoproteins of high molecular weight that are found especially in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue

Origin of PROTEOGLYCAN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1968

pro·teo·gly·can

noun \ˌprōt-ē-ə-ˈglī-ˌkan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROTEOGLYCAN

: any of a class of glycoproteins of high molecular weight that are found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue, are made up mostly of carbohydrate consisting of various polysaccharide side chains linked to a protein, and resemble polysaccharides rather than proteins in their properties

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