galactose

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

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galactose (countable and uncountable, plural galactoses)

  1. (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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