mucopolysaccharidosis etymology

English word mucopolysaccharidosis comes from English mucopolysaccharide, English -osis

Detailed word origin of mucopolysaccharidosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mucopolysaccharide English (eng) (carbohydrate) any polysaccharide consisting of alternating units of uronic acids and glycosamines, sometimes esterified with sulfuric acid.
-osis English (eng) (pathology) functional disease or condition such as hepatosis. Formation, increase. Process, action.
mucopolysaccharidosis English (eng) Any of a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or malfunction of lysosomal enzymes needed to break down glycosaminoglycans.

Words with the same origin as mucopolysaccharidosis

Descendants of -osis
acidosis amyloidosis cirrhosis cyanosis dermatophytosis fibrosis halitosis hemochromatosis hypnosis ketoacidosis koilocytosis leptospirosis leukosis lipofuscinosis lycoperdonosis mannosidosis mucolipidosis narcosis neurotic psittacosis psychosis sarcoidosis siderosis toxoplasmosis trichinosis