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Meaning of aminosugar

a•mi•no•su•gar

Pronunciation: (u-mē'nō-shoog"ur, am'u-nō-), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a monosaccharide with an amino or substituted amino group in place of a nonglycosidic hydroxyl group.
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