What does galactose mean?

Definitions for galactosegəˈlæk toʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. galactose, brain sugar(noun)

    a simple sugar found in lactose


  1. galactose(Noun)

    A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.

  2. Origin: From γάλακτος .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Galactose(noun)

    a white, crystalline sugar, C6H12O6, isomeric with dextrose, obtained by the decomposition of milk sugar, and also from certain gums. When oxidized it forms mucic acid. Called also lactose (though it is not lactose proper)


  1. Galactose

    Galactose, sometimes abbreviated Gal, is a monosaccharide sugar that is less sweet than glucose. It is a C-4 epimer of glucose. Galactan is a polymer of the sugar galactose found in hemicellulose. Galactan can be converted to galactose by hydrolysis.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Galactose

    An aldohexose that occurs naturally in the D-form in lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins. Deficiency of galactosyl-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALACTOSE-1-PHOSPHATE URIDYL-TRANSFERASE DEFICIENCY DISEASE) causes an error in galactose metabolism called GALACTOSEMIA, resulting in elevations of galactose in the blood.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of galactose in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of galactose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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