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amino sugar


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Any sugar containing an amino group in place of a hydroxyl group. The hexosamines are amino derivatives of hexose sugars and include glucosamine (based on glucose) and galactosamine (based on galactose). The former is a constituent of chitin and the latter occurs in cartilage.

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