Definition of hyaluronic acid in English:

hyaluronic acid

noun

Biochemistry
  • A polysaccharide molecule which is one of the chief components of connective tissue, forming a gelatinous matrix that surrounds cells.

    • ‘Other therapies include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid and glucosamine.’
    • ‘These cells are fed elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid from the dermis and their function is to filter out impurities and to provide a smooth appearance.’
    • ‘The glucose in honey or derived from sugar may facilitate a balance between hyaluronic acid and collagen, similar to that found in fetal wounds.’
    • ‘It is the essential substrate for hyaluronic acid and other glycosaminoglycans used in maintaining healthy joint function.’
    • ‘The detachment occurs because following the surgical removal of the lens during cataract surgery, vitreous hyaluronic acid may pass into the anterior chamber and escape through the trabecular meshwork.’

Origin

1930s: hyaluronic from a blend of hyaloid and uronic acid.

Pronunciation

hyaluronic acid

/ˌhīəlo͝oˌränik ˈasəd/