Definition of "galactose" [ga•lac•tose]

  • (noun) A monosaccharide, C6H12O6, commonly occurring in lactose and in certain pectins, gums, and mucilages.

Use "galactose" in a sentence

  • "The galactose and glucose then enter the bloodstream where the galactose is converted in more glucose, the basic power source of the body."
  • "But, for sugars such as galactose, which is commonly found in dairy produce, around 10 per cent is found in a different ring form called a 'furanose'."
  • "Fermentation converts lactose into glucose and galactose, which is easily digestible by even the lactose - intolerant."

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