chondroitin

noun chon·droi·tin \ kän-ˈdrȯi-tᵊn , -ˈdrō-ə-tən \
variants: or chondroitin sulfate
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of chondroitin

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


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chondroitin

noun chon·droi·tin \ kän-ˈdrȯit-ᵊn, -ˈdrō-ət-ən \

medical Definition of chondroitin

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

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