galactosamine

galactosamine

[guh-lak-tos-uh-meen, -min, -toh-suh-]
noun Biochemistry.
an amino sugar that is a major component of glycolipids and chondroitin.

Origin:
1895–1900; galactose + -amine

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galactosamine gal·ac·tos·am·ine (gāl'ək-tō'sə-mēn', gə-lāk-)
n.
An amino-acid derivative of galactose occurring in various mucopolysaccharides.

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