hyaluronic acid

noun hy·al·uron·ic acid \ ˌhī(-ə)l-yu̇-ˈrä-nik \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of hyaluronic acid

: a viscous glycosaminoglycan chiefly of the matrix of tissues that occurs especially in the vitreous humor, umbilical cord, synovial fluid, and loose connective tissue and serves especially as a structural element and lubricant

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hyaluronic acid

noun hy·al·uron·ic acid \ ˌhīl-yu̇-ˌrän-ik- , ˌhī-əl-yu̇- \

medical Definition of hyaluronic acid

: a viscous glycosaminoglycan that occurs especially in the vitreous body, the umbilical cord, and synovial fluid and as a cementing substance in the subcutaneous tissue

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