hyaluronate hy·a·lu·ro·nate (hī’ə-lur’ə-nāt’)
A salt or ester of hyaluronic acid.
[hahy-uh-loo-ron-ik, hahy-] /ˈhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪk, ˌhaɪ-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a mucopolysaccharide serving as a viscous medium in the tissues of the body and as a lubricant in joints. /ˌhaɪəlʊˈrɒnɪk/ noun 1. a viscous polysaccharide with important lubricating properties, present, for example, in the synovial fluid in joints hyaluronic acid hy·a·lu·ron·ic acid (hī’ə-lu-rŏn’ĭk) n. A […]
[hahy-uh-loo-ron-i-deys, -deyz] /ˌhaɪ ə lʊˈrɒn ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/ noun 1. Biochemistry. a mucolytic enzyme found in the testes, in snake venom, and in hemolytic streptococci and certain other bacteria, that decreases the viscosity of the intercellular matrix by breaking down hyaluronic acid. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, used chiefly to promote the diffusion […]
[hahy-an-is] /haɪˈæn ɪs/ noun 1. a town in SE Massachusetts, on Nantucket Sound: summer resort.
- HY antigen
[eych-wahy] /ˈeɪtʃˈwaɪ/ noun, Immunology. 1. an antigen encoded by a gene on the Y (male) chromosome, active in the development of male structures.