a white, crystalline, water-soluble hexose sugar, C6H12O6, obtained in its dextrorotatory form from milk sugar by hydrolysis and in its levorotatory form from mucilages.
Origin of galactose
First recorded in 1865–70; galact-
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Related Words for galactosesugar
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This was directly established for glucose, lævulose, galactose, and arabinose .
A complex of products was obtained, from which galactose was isolated.
On saponifying, it is split up into digitogenin, galactose, and dextrose.
The temperature coefficient of the fermentation of galactose also differs slightly from that of the other hexoses.
It will be seen that in one case the rate of fermentation of galactose was considerably greater than that of glucose.
British Dictionary definitions for galactose
a white water-soluble monosaccharide found in lactose. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6
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A monosaccharide commonly occurring in lactose.brain sugar
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A monosaccharide commonly occurring in lactose and in certain pectins, gums, and mucilages. Chemical formula: C6H12O6.
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