a highly viscous mucopolysaccharide found in cartilage: it is taken as a food supplement to maintain and repair the elasticity of cartilage
in full chondroitin sulfate
Origin of chondroitinfrom chondro- + -ite (sense ) + -in
Any of several sulfated glycosaminoglycans that are a major constituent of various connective tissues, especially blood vessels, bone, and cartilage, used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement alone or in combination with glucosamine for joint pain in arthritis.
Origin of chondroitinFrom chondroitic acid an acid occurring in cartilage