mucopolysaccharide

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mu·co·pol·y·sac·cha·ride

 (myo͞o′kō-pŏl′ē-săk′ə-rīd′)

mucopolysaccharide

(ˌmjuːkəʊˌpɒlɪˈsækəraɪd)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of complex polysaccharides composed of repeating units of two sugars, one of which contains an amino group

gly•cos•a•mi•no•gly•can

(ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn)

n.
any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins. Formerly, mucopolysaccharide.
[1975–80; glyco- + (hexo)samin(e) a hexose derivative + -o- + glycan polysaccharide]
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Noun1.mucopolysaccharide - complex polysaccharides containing an amino group; occur chiefly as components of connective tissue
hyaluronic acid - a viscous mucopolysaccharide found in the connective tissue space and the synovial fluid of movable joints and the humors of the eye; a cementing and protective substance
polyose, polysaccharide - any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules