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 \gə-ˌlak-tə-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of galactosemia

galactose + -emia (probably after German Galactosämie)


Medical Dictionary

galactosemia

noun ga·lac·tos·emia
variants: or chiefly British

galactosaemia

\gə-ˌlak-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\play

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

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