aminosugar

[ uh-mee-noh-shoo g-er, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˈmi noʊˌʃʊg ər, ˈæm ə noʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.

a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group.

Nearby words

  1. aminopherase,
  2. aminophylline,
  3. aminoplast,
  4. aminopyrine,
  5. aminosuccinic acid,
  6. aminotransferase,
  7. aminuria,
  8. amiodarone,
  9. amiodarone hydrochloride,
  10. amir

Origin of aminosugar


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