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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a range of mucopolysaccharides, derived from galactosamine and glucuronic acid, that occur in cartilage and bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic substance, (C18H27NO14), found in cartilage, in combination with sulphuric acid, as, chondroitin-sulphuric acid. On decomposition it gives rise to acetic acid and chondrosin.


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