proteoglycan

noun
pro·teo·gly·can | \ ˌprō-tē-ə-ˈglī-ˌkan \

Definition of proteoglycan 

: any of a class of glycoproteins of high molecular weight that are found especially in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue

First Known Use of proteoglycan

1967, in the meaning defined above

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proteoglycan

noun
pro·teo·gly·can | \ ˌprōt-ē-ə-ˈglī-ˌkan \

Medical Definition of proteoglycan 

: any of a class of glycoproteins of high molecular weight that are found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue, are made up mostly of carbohydrate consisting of various polysaccharide side chains linked to a protein, and resemble polysaccharides rather than proteins in their properties

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