glycosaminoglycan

glycosaminoglycan

[glahy-kohs-uh-mee-noh-glahy-kan]
noun
any of a class of polysaccharides derived from hexosamine that form mucins when complexed with proteins: formerly called mucopolysaccharide.

Origin:
1975–80; glyco- + (hexo)samine + -o- + glycan polysaccharide

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glycosaminoglycan gly·cos·a·mi·no·gly·can (glī'kōs-ə-mē'nō-glī'kān')
n.
See mucopolysaccharide.

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glycosaminoglycan   (glī'kōs-ə-mē'nō-glī'kān)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Heparin is a glycosaminoglycan. Also called mucopolysaccharide.
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