Definition of galactosamine in English:

galactosamine

Line breaks: gal¦act|osa¦mine
Pronunciation: /ˌgalakˈtəʊsəmiːn
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A crystalline amino sugar, of which chondroitin is a derivative.
    • Chemical formula: C6H13NO5
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 20th century: from galactose + amine.

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