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mucopolysaccharidosis

Pronunciation: myu'ko-pol'e-sak'a-ri-do'sis, -sez

Definition: Any of a group of lysosomal storage diseases that have in common a disorder in metabolism of mucopolysaccharides, as evidenced by excretion of various mucopolysaccharides in urine and infiltration of these substances into connective tissue, with resulting various defects of bone, cartilage, connective tissue, and other organs.

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