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  1. a combining form meaning “milk,” used in the formation of compound words: galactopoietic.
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Also especially before a vowel, galact-.

Origin of galacto-

< Greek galakto-, combining form of galakt-, stem of gála milk
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British Dictionary definitions for galacto-


before a vowel galact-

combining form
  1. milk or milkygalactometer
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Word Origin

from Greek galakt-, gala
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galacto- in Medicine


  1. Milk:galactotherapy.
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