hyaluronic-acid

hyaluronic acid

[hahy-uh-loo-ron-ik, hahy-]
noun Biochemistry.
a mucopolysaccharide serving as a viscous medium in the tissues of the body and as a lubricant in joints.

Origin:
1930–35; hyal(oid) (in reference to the vitreous humor, from which it was first isolated) + uronic

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hyaluronic acid (ˌhaɪəlʊˈrɒnɪk)
 
n
a viscous polysaccharide with important lubricating properties, present, for example, in the synovial fluid in joints
 
[C20: hyalo- + Greek ouron urine + -ic]
 
hyalu'ronic
 
adj

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hyaluronic acid hy·a·lu·ron·ic acid (hī'ə-lu-rŏn'ĭk)
n.
A mucopolysaccharide that is found in spaces around tissue, the synovial fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes and acts as a binding, lubricating, and protective agent.

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