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Medical Term:

heparan sulfate

Pronunciation: hep'a-ran sul'fat


A heteropolysaccharide that has the same repeating disaccharide as heparin but with fewer sulfates and more acetyl groups; accumulates in people with certain types of mucopolysaccharidosis.

Synonym(s): heparitin sulfate

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