[glahy-kohs-uh-mee-noh-glahy-kan] /ˌglaɪ koʊs əˌmi noʊˈglaɪ kæn/

any of a class of polysaccharides derived from hexosamine that form mucins when complexed with proteins: formerly called mucopolysaccharide.

glycosaminoglycan gly·cos·a·mi·no·gly·can (glī’kōs-ə-mē’nō-glī’kān’)
See mucopolysaccharide.
Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Heparin is a glycosaminoglycan. Also called mucopolysaccharide.


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