galactokinase

[ gə-lăk′tō-kīnās′, -nāz′, -kĭnās′, -āz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of galactose in the presence of ATP.

Nearby words

  1. gamesomely,
  2. gamester,
  3. gamet-,
  4. gametal,
  5. gametangium,
  6. gamete intrafallopian transfer,
  7. gametic,
  8. gameto-,
  9. gametocide,
  10. gametocyte


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