Medical Definition of galactosemia
: 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
galactosemicor chiefly British
galactosaemic\-mik\play adjective galactosemic infants
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