Definition of hyaluronic acid in English:

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hyaluronic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌhīəlo͝oˌränik ˈasəd/

noun

Biochemistry
A polysaccharide molecule which is one of the chief components of connective tissue, forming a gelatinous matrix that surrounds cells.
Example sentences
  • Other therapies include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid and glucosamine.
  • The detachment occurs because following the surgical removal of the lens during cataract surgery, vitreous hyaluronic acid may pass into the anterior chamber and escape through the trabecular meshwork.
  • These cells are fed elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid from the dermis and their function is to filter out impurities and to provide a smooth appearance.

Origin

1930s: hyaluronic from a blend of hyaloid and uronic acid.

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Syllabification: hy·a·lu·ron·ic ac·id

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