Glycosaminoglycan meaning

glīkōs-ə-mēnō-glīkăn
Any of a group of unbranched polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often are attached to or form complexes with proteins.
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Any of a group of unbranched polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often are attached to or form complexes with proteins.
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Any of a group of unbranched polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often are attached to or form complexes with proteins.
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Any of a group of polysaccharides with high molecular weight that contain amino sugars and often form complexes with proteins. Heparin is a glycosaminoglycan.
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(biochemistry) Any polysaccharide that is a polymer of amino sugars; they are the carbohydrate units of proteoglycans.
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Origin of glycosaminoglycan

  • glycose hexose (variant of glucose) amino– glycan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • glycose hexose (variant of glucose) amino– glycan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition