lactose, milk sugar(noun)
a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk
"cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose"
(Physiol. Chem.) The main sugar present in milk, called also sugar of milk or milk sugar. When isolated pure it is obtained crystalline; it is separable from the whey by evaporation and crystallization. It is a disaccharide with the formula C12H22O11, being chemically 4-(
The disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products, CHO, (a product of glucose and galactose) used as a food and in medicinal compounds.
sugar of milk or milk sugar; a crystalline sugar present in milk, and separable from the whey by evaporation and crystallization. It has a slightly sweet taste, is dextrorotary, and is much less soluble in water than either cane sugar or glucose. Formerly called lactin
Lactose is a disaccharide sugar derived from galactose and glucose that is found in milk. Lactose makes up around 2~8% of milk, although the amount varies among species and individuals. It is extracted from sweet or sour whey. The name comes from lac or lactis, the Latin word for milk, plus the -ose ending used to name sugars. It has a formula of C12H22O11.
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A disaccharide of GLUCOSE and GALACTOSE in human and cow milk. It is used in pharmacy for tablets, in medicine as a nutrient, and in industry.
alecost, coletas, locates, scatole, talcose, to scale
The numerical value of lactose in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lactose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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As a result, lactose, the sugar in milk, travels intact throughout your digestive system, pulling water into your gut, causing gas, bloating, and lots of discomfort.
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- lactosaCatalan, Valencian
- mælkesukker, laktoseDanish
- Milchzucker, Laktose, LactoseGerman
- laktozo, laktosukeroEsperanto
- laktóz, tejcukorHungarian
- 乳糖, ラクトースJapanese
- huka waiūMāori
- melksuiker, lactoseDutch
- laktose, mjølkesukkerNorwegian Nynorsk
- melkesukker, laktoseNorwegian
- laktos, mjölksockerSwedish
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