chitosamine

noun chi·to·sa·mine \kīˈtōsəˌmēn, -mə̇n\

Definition of chitosamine

plural

-s

  1. :  glucosamine especially as obtained from chitin by hydrolysis

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Origin and Etymology of chitosamine

International Scientific Vocabulary chitin + -ose + -amine; originally formed as German chitosamin


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