hexosamine

[ hek-sos-uh-meen ]
/ hɛkˈsɒs əˌmin /

noun Biochemistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. hexitol,
  2. hexokinase,
  3. hexokinase method,
  4. hexone,
  5. hexone base,
  6. hexosaminidase,
  7. hexosan,
  8. hexose,
  9. hexose phosphatase,
  10. hexulose

Origin of hexosamine

First recorded in 1910–15; hexose + -amine

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Medicine 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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