A disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose.
A white crystalline substance obtained from whey and used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient. Also called milk sugar.
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