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Medical Term:

galactose

Pronunciation: ga-lak'tos

Definition: An aldohexose found (in d form) as a constituent of compounds such as lactose, cerebrosides, gangliosides, and mucoproteins, in galactoside or galactosyl combination; an epimer of d-glucose.

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