glucosamine

noun
glu·​cos·​amine | \ glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn How to pronounce glucosamine (audio) , -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)

Examples of glucosamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This broth can also be a natural source for glucosamine, chondroitin, keratin and hyaluronic acid (substances which provide support for our joints, skin, and other useful organs). Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "Let’s Cut The B.S. Around Bone Broth. Here’s What it is and How to Make it Yourself," 30 Sep. 2020 This broth can even be a natural source for glucosamine, chondroitin, keratin, and hyaluronic acid (substances which provide support for our joints, skin, and other useful organs). Tim Macwelch/outdoor Life, Popular Science, "Bone broth will sustain you at home and in the wild. Here’s how to make it.," 5 Oct. 2020 The addition of glucosamine and chondroitin has helped promote joint health. Brian Lynn, Field & Stream, "Consistency & Performance: Feeding the Canine Athlete," 21 Sep. 2020 Nutritionists advise that when choosing a joint supplement for your dog, look for several key ingredients proven to help joint health, including glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, turmeric, and calcium carbonate. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Supplements to Keep Your Dog Healthy," 24 Apr. 2020 These mice did not develop an over-the-top cytokine response when exposed to glucosamine. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "How Blood Sugar Can Trigger a Deadly Immune Response in the Flu and Possibly COVID-19," 24 Apr. 2020 Judging from Canagan ingredient lists, prehistoric canines apparently feasted on such delicacies as Scottish salmon, seaweed, tapioca, peppermint and glucosamine. Roy Rivenburg, Los Angeles Times, "Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? There’s no shortage of exotic and luxury pet food," 8 Apr. 2020 Numerous people have suggested the supplement glucosamine. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: Continual injury issues can leave you running on empty," 10 Apr. 2018 Rita refused to take glucosamine, a vitamin that Patterson tried to give her for arthritis. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Cannabis for dogs? A look behind the CBD pet treat trend," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of glucosamine

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Glucosamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucosamine. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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glucosamine

noun
glu·​cos·​amine | \ glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə- How to pronounce glucosamine (audio) \

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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