galactose

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

Definition of galactose 

: a sugar C6H12O6 less soluble and less sweet than glucose

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Tests proved him right. Spraying experimental rice plants with artificial acid rain immediately cut their release into the soil of three relevant bacterial foodstuffs—fumaric acid, galactose and glucose. The Economist, "A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain," 12 July 2018 The key to these virtually calorie-free sweeteners is that they are not broken down during digestion into natural sugars such as glucose, fructose and galactose, which are then either used for energy or converted into fat. Eunice Zhang, Washington Post, "Diet drinks may seem like a good idea, but their effects may surprise you," 3 June 2018 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, chicagotribune.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading," 29 June 2017 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, chicagotribune.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading," 29 June 2017 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, chicagotribune.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading," 29 June 2017 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, chicagotribune.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading," 29 June 2017 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, kansascity.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading in Missouri and Kansas," 21 June 2017 The alpha-gal allergy, as the red meat allergy is known, is actually caused by a sugar molecule found in meat — galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. Max Londberg, chicagotribune.com, "Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of galactose

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactose

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

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The first known use of galactose was in 1862

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galactose

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

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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