Origin of lactoselact(o)- + -ose
- A white crystalline disaccharide consisting of a glucose and a galactose molecule, found in milk and used in the manufacture of various other foods. Chemical formula: C12H22O11.
- The inability to digest lactose properly is called lactose intolerance. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase and marked by abdominal cramping and other symptoms after ingesting lactose.
- alecost, coletas, locates, scatole, talcose, to scale
lactose - Medical Definition