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galactosamine

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

First recorded in 1895–1900; galactose + -amine
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galactosamine in Medicine

galactosamine

(găl′ək-tōsə-mēn′, gə-lăk-)
n.
  1. An amino-acid derivative of galactose occurring in various mucopolysaccharides.
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