Any of a group of compounds occurring chiefly as components of connective tissue. They are complex polysaccharides containing amino groups.
More 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.
Definition of mucopolysaccharide in:
- The US English dictionary