Meaning of galactose

ga•lac•tose

Pronunciation: (gu-lak'tōs), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble hexose sugar, CHO, obtained in its dextrorotatory form from milk sugar by hydrolysis and in its levorotatory form from mucilages.
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