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hyaluronic acid

Line breaks: hya|lur¦on¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪəljʊəˈrɒnɪk
 
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Definition of hyaluronic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A viscous fluid carbohydrate present in connective tissue, synovial fluid, and the aqueous and vitreous humours of the eye.
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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