glycosaminoglycan
noun Etymology: glyc- + hexosamine (amine derived from a hexose) + -o- + glycan Date: 1962 any of various polysaccharides derived from an amino hexose that are constituents of mucoproteins, glycoproteins, and blood-group substances — called also mucopolysaccharide

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  • glycosaminoglycan — gly·cos·ami·no·glycan …   English syllables

  • glycosaminoglycan — gly•cos•a•mi•no•gly•can [[t]ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn[/t]] n. biochem. any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins Formerly, mucopolysaccharide • Etymology: 1975–80; glyco +(hexo)samin(e) a hexose derivative …   From formal English to slang

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  • glycosaminoglycan — ¦glīkōsə¦mē(ˌ)nō, ō¦samə̇(ˌ)nōˌ noun Etymology: glycose + amin + glycan : mucopolysaccharide …   Useful english dictionary

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