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chondroitin

Pronunciation: kon-dro'i-tin

Definition: A (muco)polysaccharide (proteoglycan) composed of alternating residues of ß-d-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-d-galactosamine sulfate in alternating ß(1-3) and ß(1-4) linkages; present among the ground substance materials in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue.

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