Definition of galactosamine in English:


Syllabification: ga·lac·tos·a·mine
Pronunciation: /gəlakˈtäsəˌmēn, -min, -ˈtōsə-


  • An amino acid derived from the sugar galactose, of which chondroitin is a derivative.
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    • Protective effects of phytosomal silybin were observed using rats pre-exposed to toxins such as praseodymium, galactosamine, and the mushroom poisons phalloidin and alpha-amanitin.
    • Hepatocytes damaged by exposure to galactosamine, thiocetamide, and carbon tetrachloride were incubated with Picrorhiza constituents.
    • Glucosamine and galactosamine were abundant and common to all samples.


early 20th century: from German Galaktosamin.

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