glucosamine


glu·cos·amine

noun \glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə-\

Definition of GLUCOSAMINE

:  an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (as chitin and cartilage)

First Known Use of GLUCOSAMINE

1884

glu·cos·amine

noun \glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUCOSAMINE

: an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (as cartilage and chitin)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: glucosazone
Previous Word in the Dictionary: glucopyranosyl
All Words Near: glucosamine

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up glucosamine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More