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hexosamine

[ hek-sos-uh-meen ]
/ hɛkˈsɒs əˌmin /
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noun Biochemistry.

any hexose derivative in which a hydroxyl group is replaced by an amino group.

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Origin of hexosamine

First recorded in 1910–15; hexose + -amine
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Medical definitions for hexosamine

hexosamine
[ hĕk-sōsə-mēn′, hĕk′sō-sămēn′ ]

n.

The amine derivative of a hexose formed by replacing a hydroxyl group with an amino group.
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