[uh-mee-noh-shoog-er, am-uh-noh-]
noun Biochemistry.
a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group.

amino- + sugar Unabridged
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Removal of hydroxyl groups on the aminosugar components markedly increases antibiotic activity.
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