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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells.

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  • n. Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are substituted forms of neuraminic acid; they are components of glycoproteins and mucoproteins

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek sialon, saliva + -ic.

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