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galactose

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

Definition of GALACTOSE

:  a sugar C6H12O6 less soluble and less sweet than glucose

Origin of GALACTOSE

French, from galact-
First Known Use: 1866

galactose

noun ga·lac·tose \gə-ˈlak-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GALACTOSE

:  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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