Definition of hyaluronic acid in English:

hyaluronic acid

Syllabification: hy·a·lu·ron·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌhīəlo͝oˌränik ˈasid


  • A viscous fluid carbohydrate present in connective tissue, synovial fluid, and the humors of the eye.
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    • 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.



Pronunciation: /hīəˈlo͝orəˌnāt/
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  • The formation of ground-state complexes of methylene blue and thionine with sodium hyaluronate was clearly observed by means of absorption spectra in aqueous solution.
  • This cleanser packs a moisturizing cocktail of sodium hyaluronate and camellia oil.
  • Proteoglycans are long chain polysaccharides linked to hyaluronate that are negatively charged and hold water within the cartilage by osmotic pressure, thus maintaining the tension of the collagen mesh.


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

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