Lactose meaning

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A white crystalline disaccharide, C12 H22 O11 , found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose. Refined lactose obtained from whey is used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient.
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A white, crystalline disaccharide found in milk and prepared by evaporation of the whey, leaving the crystallized sugar: used in infant foods, medicine, etc.
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A white crystalline disaccharide, C12 H22 O11 , found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose. Refined lactose obtained from whey is used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient.
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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.
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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.
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(biochemistry) The disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products, C12H22O11, (a product of glucose and galactose) used as a food and in medicinal compounds.
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Origin of lactose

  • From Latin lac (“milk”) + -ose (“sugar”) (derivation of sucrose).

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