hexosamine etymology

English word hexosamine comes from English amine, English hexose

Detailed word origin of hexosamine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
amine English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) A functional group formally derived from ammonia by replacing one, two or three hydrogen atoms with hydrocarbon or other radicals.. (organic chemistry) Any organic compound containing an amine functional group.
hexose English (eng) (carbohydrate) A sugar or saccharide containing six carbon atoms.
hexosamine English (eng) (carbohydrate) Any amino sugar derived from a hexose.

Words with the same origin as hexosamine

Descendants of amine
Descendants of hexose
hexoside hexosyl