Meaning of glucosamine

glu•co•sa•mine

Pronunciation: (gl-kō'su-mēn", -min), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. an aminosugar occurring in many polysaccharides of vertebrate tissue and also as the major component of chitin.
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