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galactosemia

[ guh-lak-tuh-see-mee-uh ]
/ gəˌlæk təˈsi mi ə /
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noun Pathology.
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.
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Origin of galactosemia

First recorded in 1930–35; galactose + -emia

OTHER WORDS FROM galactosemia

ga·lac·to·se·mic, adjective
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