glucosamine

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noun glu·cos·amine \ 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 (such as chitin and cartilage)

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First Known Use of glucosamine

1884


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glucosamine

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noun glu·cos·amine \ glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə- \

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)

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