mucopolysaccharide

mucopolysaccharide

[myoo-koh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid]
noun
(formerly) glycosaminoglycan.

Origin:
1935–40; muco- + polysaccharide

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mucopolysaccharide (ˌmjuːkəʊˌpɒlɪˈsækəraɪd)
 
n
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 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   (my'kō-pŏl'ē-sāk'ə-rīd')  Pronunciation Key 
See glycosaminoglycan.
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