glycosaminoglycan

noun
gly·​cos·​ami·​no·​gly·​can | \ ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan How to pronounce glycosaminoglycan (audio) , -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

First Known Use of glycosaminoglycan

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glycosaminoglycan

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

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“Glycosaminoglycan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycosaminoglycan. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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glycosaminoglycan

noun
gly·​cos·​ami·​no·​gly·​can | \ ˌglī-kō-sə-ˌmē-nō-ˈglī-ˌkan How to pronounce glycosaminoglycan (audio) , -kō-ˌsam-ə-nō- How to pronounce glycosaminoglycan (audio) \

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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