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glycosaminoglycan

Syllabification: gly·cos·a·mi·no·gly·can
Pronunciation: /ˌɡlīkōsəˌmēnōˈɡlīkən
 
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Definition of glycosaminoglycan in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of compounds occurring chiefly as components of connective tissue. They are complex polysaccharides containing amino groups. Formerly called mucopolysaccharide.
Example sentences
  • Coumarin drugs, such as warfarin as well as the glycosaminoglycans, heparin and heparan sulfate, are useful as anticoagulants.
  • Two other glycosaminoglycans, namely heparin and chondroitin sulfate B, were also studied with isothermal titration calorimetry.
  • This matrix consists of a network of structural and adhesive proteins embedded in a gel of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.

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