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galactosemia

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noun ga·lac·to·semia \gə-ˌlak-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Definition of galactosemia

  1. :  a metabolic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and in which galactose accumulates in the blood due to deficiency of an enzyme catalyzing its conversion to glucose

galactosemic

play \-mik\ adjective


1934

First Known Use of galactosemia

1934


Medical Dictionary

galactosemia

noun ga·lac·tos·emia

Medical Definition of galactosemia

  1. :  a metabolic disorder inherited as an autosomal recessive trait in which galactose accumulates in the blood due to deficiency of an enzyme catalyzing its conversion to glucose <… there might someday be a panel of simultaneous tests for cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria and galactosemia, three of the most important genetic disorders among white Americans.—Harold M. Schmeck, Jr., The New York Times, 18 Oct. 1983>

galactosemic

or chiefly British

galactosaemic

\-mik\play adjective <galactosemic infants>


Variants of galactosemia

or chiefly British

galactosaemia

\gə-ˌlak-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\play

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