aminosugar
n. [prefix names of chemical compounds containing one of the amino groups; Gr. sakcharon, sugar]
A monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aminosugar — /euh mee noh shoog euhr, am euh noh /, n. Biochem. a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group. [AMINO + SUGAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • aminosugar — /euh mee noh shoog euhr, am euh noh /, n. Biochem. a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group. [AMINO + SUGAR] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mucopolysaccharides — n. pl. [L. mucus, mucus; Gr. polys, many; sakcharon, sugar] Polysaccharides with aminosugar and uronic acid; a constituent of glycoproteins …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • glucosamine — /glooh koh seuh meen , min/, n. Biochem. an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin. [1880 85; GLUCOSE + AMINE] * * * …   Universalium

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