[guh-lak-tos-uh-meen, -min, -toh-suh-]

noun Biochemistry.

an amino sugar that is a major component of glycolipids and chondroitin.

Origin of galactosamine

First recorded in 1895–1900; galactose + -amine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

galactosamine in Medicine


[găl′ək-tōsə-mēn′, gə-lăk-]


An amino-acid derivative of galactose occurring in various mucopolysaccharides.
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