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aminosugar

[uh-mee-noh-shoo g-er, am-uh-noh-] /əˈmi noʊˌʃʊg ər, ˈæm ə noʊ-/
noun, Biochemistry
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a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group.
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  • Removal of hydroxyl groups on the aminosugar components markedly increases antibiotic activity.

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