[kuh n-droh-i-tin, -droit-n] /kənˈdroʊ ɪ tɪn, -ˈdrɔɪt n/

noun, Biochemistry.
a sulfated glycosaminoglycan, C 6 H 13 NO 5 , occurring in various tissues, as cartilage and tendons: sold as a dietary supplement in the treatment of joint pain.


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