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acid mucopolysaccharide


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Any of a group of related heteropolysaccharides, found widely distributed in animal connective tissues, that contain N‐acetylated hexosamine in its characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. They include chondroitin, chondroitin sulfates, dermatan sulfates, hyaluronic acid (see hyaluronate), and keratan sulfates.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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