chon·​droi·​tin | \ kän-ˈdrȯi-tᵊn How to pronounce chondroitin (audio) , -ˈdrō-ə-tən \
variants: or chondroitin sulfate

Definition of chondroitin

: any of several glycosaminoglycans that occur in sulfated form in various tissues (such as cartilage and tendons) and are used in dietary supplements in a natural or synthetic form especially to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis

Examples of chondroitin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for good measure, Medterra adds chondroitin to their product to help keep joints and connective tissue properly lubricated. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 June 2022 No one can say for sure why glucosamine-chondroitin might lower mortality risks. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 22 Sep. 2021 Glucosamine-chondroitin is a supplement — not a prescription medicine tightly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 22 Sep. 2021 However there appears to be little danger in taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 17 July 2019 Two chews per serving provides 1,000mg of glucosamine and 200mg of chondroitin. Chris Hachey, BGR, 7 May 2021 Petwine, the company behind the faux vintage (which is brewed with Alaskan salmon oil and infused with glucosamine and chondroitin), is also hosting a photo contest, with the winner getting 1,000 Dogecoins. Chris Morris, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 The addition of glucosamine and chondroitin promote agile joints. Brian Lynn, Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2020 Nutritionists advise that when choosing a joint supplement for your dog, look for several key ingredients proven to help joint health, including glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, turmeric, and calcium carbonate. The Editors, Field & Stream, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of chondroitin

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chondroitin

borrowed from German Chondroïtin, from Chondroitsäure "chondroitic acid (an acid found in cartilage)" (from chondro- chondro- + -it -ite entry 1) + -in -in entry 1

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“Chondroitin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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chon·​droi·​tin | \ kän-ˈdrȯit-ᵊn, -ˈdrō-ət-ən How to pronounce chondroitin (audio) \

Medical Definition of chondroitin

: any of several glycosaminoglycans occurring in sulfated form in various tissues (as cartilage and tendons)


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