noun Biochemistry.
any hexose derivative in which a hydroxyl group is replaced by an amino group.

1910–15; hexose + -amine

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hexosamine hex·os·a·mine (hěk-sō'sə-mēn', hěk'sō-sām'ēn')
The amine derivative of a hexose formed by replacing a hydroxyl group with an amino group.

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