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galactosamine Line breaks: gal¦act|osa¦mine
Pronunciation: /ˌɡalakˈtəʊsəmiːn/

Definition of galactosamine in English:


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


Early 20th century: from galactose + amine.

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