The polysaccharide components of proteoglycans, now more usually known as glycosaminoglycans.
(mu″ko-pol″e-sak´ә-rīd) a group of polysaccharides that contain hexosamine, that may or may not be combined with protein and that, dispersed in water, form many of the mucins.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
- complex polysaccharides containing an amino groupFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=mucopolysaccharide
<biochemistry> The polysaccharide components of proteoglycans, now more usually known as glycosaminoglycans. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
complex polysaccharides containing an amino group; occur chiefly as components of connective tissueFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=mucopolysaccharide
mucopolysaccharide (myOO"kupolēsăk'urīd) , class of polysaccharide molecules, also known as glycosaminoglycans, composed of amino-sugars chemically linked into repeating units that give a linear unbranched polymeric compound. The monomeric amino-sugar constituents are ordin...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0834321.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: myū′kō-pol′ē-sak′ă-rīd Definitions: 1. General term for a protein-polysaccharide complex obtained from proteoglycans and containing as much as 95% polysaccharide; mucopolysaccharides include the blood group substances. A more modern term is glycosaminoglycan, because all of the kn...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=56324
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