galactosamine

noun

ga·​lac·​tos·​amine gə-ˌlak-ˈtō-sə-ˌmēn How to pronounce galactosamine (audio)
-zə-
: an amino derivative C6H13O5N of galactose that occurs in cartilage

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German Galaktosamin, Galactosamin, from Galaktose, Galactose galactose + Amin amine

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galactosamine was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Galactosamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactosamine. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

galactosamine

noun
ga·​lac·​tos·​amine gə-ˌlak-ˈtō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə- How to pronounce galactosamine (audio)
: an amino derivative C6H13O5N of galactose that occurs in cartilage
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