ga·​lac·​to·​syl gə-ˈlak-tə-ˌsil How to pronounce galactosyl (audio)
: a glycosyl radical C6H11O5− that is derived from galactose

Word History


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

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of galactosyl was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Galactosyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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