hyaluronic acidhy·a·lu·ron·ic acid
a highly viscous mucopolysaccharide that holds cells together, lubricates bodily tissue, and blocks the spread of microorganisms: it is found in the skin, the vitreous humor of the eye, and the synovial fluid of the joints
Origin of hyaluronic acidfrom hyal(o)- + Classical Greek ouron, urine + -ic
A glycosaminoglycan that is found in extracellular tissue space, the synovial fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes and acts as a binding, lubricating, and protective agent.
Origin of hyaluronic acidGreek hualos glass -uronic
- (organic chemistry) A mucopolysaccharide that forms a gel-like substance within animal connective tissue