galactosyl

noun
ga·​lac·​to·​syl | \ gə-ˈlak-tə-ˌsil How to pronounce galactosyl (audio) \

Definition of galactosyl

: a glycosyl radical C6H11O5− that is derived from galactose

First Known Use of galactosyl

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactosyl

borrowed from German Galactosyl, from Galactose, Galaktose galactose + -yl -yl

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“Galactosyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactosyl. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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