galactosamine

[ guh-lak-tos-uh-meen, -min, -toh-suh- ]
/ gə lækˈtɒs əˌmin, -mɪn, -ˈtoʊ sə- /

noun Biochemistry.

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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Medical definitions for galactosamine

galactosamine
[ găl′ək-tōsə-mēn′, gə-lăk- ]

n.

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