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galactose

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noun ga·lac·tose \gə-ˈlak-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Definition of galactose

  1. :  a sugar C6H12O6 less soluble and less sweet than glucose



Origin and Etymology of galactose

French, from galact-


First Known Use: 1866


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galactose

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noun ga·lac·tose \gə-ˈlak-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\

Medical Definition of galactose

  1. :  an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that is less soluble and less sweet than glucose and is known in dextrorotatory, levorotatory, and racemic forms




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