galactosemia

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

nounPathology.
  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

1
First recorded in 1930–35; galactose + -emia

Other words from galactosemia

  • ga·lac·to·se·mic, adjective

Words Nearby galactosemia

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