chondroitin definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a selection of mucopolysaccharides, produced from galactosamine and glucuronic acid, that occur in cartilage and bone.
    • An organic substance, (C18H27NO14), within cartilage, in conjunction with sulphuric acid, since, chondroitin-sulphuric acid. On decomposition it provides rise to acetic acid and chondrosin.

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