galacto-


a combining form meaning “milk,” used in the formation of compound words: galactopoietic.

Nearby words

  1. galactic pole,
  2. galactic poles,
  3. galactic year,
  4. galactico,
  5. galactin,
  6. galactobolic,
  7. galactocele,
  8. galactoid,
  9. galactokinase,
  10. galactokinase deficiency

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-

galacto-

before a vowel galact-

combining form

milk or milkygalactometer

Word Origin for galacto-

from Greek galakt-, gala

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Medicine definitions for galacto-

galacto-

pref.

Milk:galactotherapy.

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