Origin of hexosamine

First recorded in 1910–15; hexose + -amine
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hexosamine in Medicine


[hĕk-sōsə-mēn′, hĕk′sō-sămēn′]
  1. The amine derivative of a hexose formed by replacing a hydroxyl group with an amino group.
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