hexosamine

noun
hex·​os·​a·​mine | \ hek-ˈsäs-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce hexosamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of hexosamine

: an amine (as glucosamine) derived from a hexose by replacement of hydroxyl by the amino group

Learn More About hexosamine

Dictionary Entries Near hexosamine

hexokinase

hexosamine

hexosaminidase

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Hexosamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hexosamine. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!