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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-

galacto-

before a vowel galact-


combining form

milk or milkygalactometer

Word Origin for galacto-

from Greek galakt-, gala
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Medical definitions for galacto-

galacto-

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Milk:galactotherapy.
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