heparan sulfate

noun
hep·​a·​ran sulfate | \ ˈhep-ə-ˌran- How to pronounce heparan sulfate (audio) \

Medical Definition of heparan sulfate

: a sulfated glycosaminoglycan that accumulates in bodily tissues in abnormal amounts in some mucopolysaccharidoses

called also heparitin sulfate

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“Heparan sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heparan%20sulfate. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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