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(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)
any of a class of polysaccharides that form mucins when complexed with proteins. Formerly, mucopolysaccharide.
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|Noun||1.||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