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chitobiose

Pronunciation: kī′tō-bī′ōs

Definition: The disaccharide repeating unit in chitin, differing from cellobiose only in the presence of an N-acetylamino group on carbon-2 in place of the hydroxyl group. However, the nonacetylated form is often also referred to as chitobiose.

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