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A protein (glycoprotein) occurring normally in cartilage.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a protein-carbohydrate compound of the mucoprotein type, containing chondroitinsulfuric acids as the carbohydrate component. Chondroproteins are the basic components of cartilaginous and bony tissue.

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