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[myoo-koh-pol-ee-sak-uh-rahyd, -rid] /ˌmyu koʊˌpɒl iˈsæk əˌraɪd, -rɪd/

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

mucopolysaccharide mu·co·pol·y·sac·cha·ride (myōō’kō-pŏl’ē-sāk’ə-rīd’)
Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Also called galactosaminoglycan, glycosaminoglycan.
See glycosaminoglycan.


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