glycosaminoglycan

noun gly·cos·ami·no·gly·can \ ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan , -kō-ˌsa-mə-nō- \

Definition of glycosaminoglycan

: any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents of mucoproteins, glycoproteins, and blood-group substances called also mucopolysaccharide

Origin and Etymology of glycosaminoglycan

glyc- + hexosamine (amine derived from a hexose) + -o- + glycan


Medical Dictionary

glycosaminoglycan

noun gly·cos·ami·no·gly·can \ ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan , -kō-ˌsam-ə-nō- \

medical Definition of glycosaminoglycan

: any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents of mucoproteins, glycoproteins, and blood-group substances called also mucopolysaccharide

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