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glucosamine

[ gloo-koh-suh-meen, -min ]
/ gluˈkoʊ səˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin.
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Origin of glucosamine

First recorded in 1880–85; glucose + -amine
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British Dictionary definitions for glucosamine

glucosamine
/ (ɡluːˈkəʊzˈəmiːn) /

noun
the amino derivative of glucose that occurs in chitin. It has been used in some herbal remedies
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Medical definitions for glucosamine

glucosamine
[ glōō-kōsə-mēn′, glōōkō-sə-mēn′ ]

n.
An amino derivative of glucose that is found especially in polysaccharides such as chitin and in cell membranes.
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Scientific definitions for glucosamine

glucosamine
[ glōō-kōsə-mēn′, glōōkō- ]

An amino derivative of glucose in which an amino group replaces a hydroxyl group. It is a component of many polysaccharides and is the basic structural unit of chitin. Glucosamine is used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement by some people with symptoms of arthritis. Chemical formula: C6H13NO5.
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