Definition of chondroitin in English:


Line breaks: chon¦dro|itin
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈdrəʊɪtɪn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A mucopolysaccharide compound which is a major constituent of cartilage and other connective tissue.
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    • Sufferers often take a combined tablet with glucosamine and chondroitin and cod-liver oil to help protect the joint lining from further wear.
    • Both glucosamine and chondroitin occur naturally in cartilage.
    • Some people report that glucosamine and chondroitin raise cholesterol.


late 19th century: from chondro- + -ite1 + -in1.

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