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Definition of "glucosamine" []

  • An amino derivative of glucose, C6H13NO5, that is a component of many polysaccharides and is the basic structural unit of chitin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glucosamine" in a sentence
  • "OmegaFlex uses a vegetarian form of glucosamine called glucosamine hydrochloride, which is the most bio-available form (ie. the most easily absorbed)."
  • "In healthy joints, cartilage acts as a cushion between bones and contains a natural compound called glucosamine that helps in maintenance and repair."
  • "WEIL: I would recommend -- you know, one thing you might experiment with is glucosamine, which is a supplement widely available that may help rebuild cartilage in your knee."