Used to form medical terms and taxonomic names; milk-related.
Origin of Galacto-
From Greek galakto- from gala galakt- milk melg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
New Latin, from Ancient Greek stem γάλακτ- (galakt-) of γάλα (gala, “milk, milky sap, the Milky Way”)
Gr gala: see galactic
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
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