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mucopolysaccharide

[myoo-koh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌmyu koʊˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/
noun
1.
(formerly) glycosaminoglycan.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; muco- + polysaccharide
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mucopolysaccharide

/ˌmjuːkəʊˌpɒlɪˈsækəraɪd/
noun
1.
(biochem) any of a group of complex polysaccharides composed of repeating units of two sugars, one of which contains an amino group
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mucopolysaccharide in Medicine

mucopolysaccharide mu·co·pol·y·sac·cha·ride (myōō'kō-pŏl'ē-sāk'ə-rīd')
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Also called galactosaminoglycan, glycosaminoglycan.

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mucopolysaccharide in Science
mucopolysaccharide
  (my'kō-pŏl'ē-sāk'ə-rīd')   
See glycosaminoglycan.
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