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 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 But research by Varki and colleagues demonstrated that its remnant, the unusual form of chondroitin sulfate called Gc-CS, proved remarkably durable. Bradley J. Fikes,, 11 Sep. 2017 Among American adults, probiotics ranked as the third most commonly used dietary supplement behind fish oil, and glucosamine and chondroitin, according to a 2015 National Health Statistics Report. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 13 July 2017 Nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin may help as well. Kim Campbell Thornton,, 26 May 2017 After reviewing the scientific evidence and talking with his physician, Thomas took glucosamine and chondroitin. Bradley J. Fikes,, 5 May 2017

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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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The first known use of chondroitin was in 1895

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19 May 2021

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“Chondroitin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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