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

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

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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