hexosamine

noun

hex·​os·​a·​mine hek-ˈsäs-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce hexosamine (audio)
: an amine (as glucosamine) derived from a hexose by replacement of hydroxyl by the amino group

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“Hexosamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexosamine. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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