Definition of mucopolysaccharide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmyo͞okōˌpälēˈsakərīd/


Former term for glycosaminoglycan.
Example sentences
  • The members of this family hydrolyze sulfate ester bonds of a variety of compounds, including mucopolysaccharides, cerebrosides, and steroids.
  • Retinol also functions in the synthesis of certain glycoproteins and mucopolysaccharides necessary for mucous production and normal growth regulation.
  • We have done a study of mucoid degeneration of the meniscus; in brief, this malady is an excessive accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in the meniscal tissue.

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Syllabification: mu·co·pol·y·sac·cha·ride

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