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

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Origin and Etymology of galactose

borrowed from French, from Greek galakt-, gála “milk” + French -ose 2-ose; from the occurrence of the sugar in milk — more at galaxy


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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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