[ guh-lak-tuh-see-mee-uh ]

  1. an inherited disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize galactose and requiring a galactose-free diet to avoid consequent intellectual disability and eye, spleen, and liver abnormalities.

Origin of galactosemia

First recorded in 1930–35; galactose + -emia

Other words from galactosemia

  • ga·lac·to·se·mic, adjective

Words Nearby galactosemia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024