Galactose meaning

gə-lăktōs
A monosaccharide, C6 H12 O6 , commonly occurring in lactose and in certain pectins, gums, and mucilages.
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A white, crystalline monosaccharide, prepared by the hydrolysis of lactose.
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A monosaccharide, C6 H12 O6 , commonly occurring in lactose and in certain pectins, gums, and mucilages.
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A monosaccharide commonly occurring in lactose and in certain pectins, gums, and mucilages. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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(biochemistry) A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.
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Origin of galactose

  • From Ancient Greek γάλακτος (galaktos, “milk”) +‎ -ose (“sugar”).

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