Hyaluronic-acid meaning

hīə-lo͝o-rŏnĭk
An aminoglycan that is found in the tissue space, the synovial fluid of joints, and the vitreous humor of the eyes and acts as a binding, lubricating, and protective agent.
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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.
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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.
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(organic chemistry) A mucopolysaccharide that forms a gel-like substance within animal connective tissue.
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Origin of hyaluronic-acid

  • Greek hualos glass –uronic

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