galactoside

noun
ga·​lac·​to·​side | \ gə-ˈlak-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce galactoside (audio) \

Definition of galactoside

: a glycoside that yields galactose on hydrolysis

First Known Use of galactoside

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactoside

borrowed from French, from galactose galactose + -ide -ide

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The first known use of galactoside was in 1862

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galactoside

noun
ga·​lac·​to·​side | \ gə-ˈlak-tə-ˌsīd How to pronounce galactoside (audio) \

Medical Definition of galactoside

: a glycoside that yields galactose on hydrolysis

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