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mucopolysaccharides Polysaccharides containing an amino sugar and uronic acid; constituent of the mucoproteins of cartilage, tendons, connective tissue, cornea, heparin, and blood‐group substances.


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mucopolysaccharide (mew-koh-poli-sak-er-yd) n. one of a group of complex carbohydrates functioning mainly as structural components in connective tissue.


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mucopolysaccharide See glycosaminoglycan.