Definition of chondroitin in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɒnˈdrəʊɪtɪn/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A mucopolysaccharide compound which is a major constituent of cartilage and other connective tissue.
Example sentences
  • 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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