chon·​droi·​tin kän-ˈdrȯi-tᵊn How to pronounce chondroitin (audio)
variants or chondroitin sulfate
: 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 Certain supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may provide relief by promoting joint health and reducing inflammation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2023 Although most vitamins and supplements still don’t meet the threshold for HSA eligibility, there are a few exceptions, such as glucosamine/chondroitin supplements used to treat arthritis and prenatal vitamins. Martha C. White,, 7 Dec. 2023 Chondroitin Much like glucosamine, chondroitin is a substance naturally produced by the human body that is one of the main components of cartilage, and complementary and integrative health research suggests that the two work especially well when paired together. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2023 Supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin, curcumin, and others provide benefit for some people and are generally well-tolerated. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 22 Aug. 2023 The unique blend of ingredients in this multifunctional supplement includes vitamins A, C, and E, omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, and chondroitin, among others. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2023 Specifically formulated for dogs, this supplement contains a blend of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and Vitamin C to support joint health and mobility. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 14 July 2023 This supplement is formulated to support your joint health with a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, and UC-II collagen. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2023 Glucosamine, a natural arthritis treatment that is also high in chondroitin sulfate. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chondroitin was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Chondroitin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


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