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galactose


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Galactose  \Ga*lac"tose\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  A  white,  crystalline  sugar,  {C6H12O6},  isomeric  with 
  dextrose,  obtained  by  the  decomposition  of  milk  sugar,  and 
  also  from  certain  gums.  When  oxidized  it  forms  mucic  acid. 
  Called  also  {lactose}  (though  it  is  not  lactose  proper). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  galactose 
  n  :  a  simple  sugar  found  in  lactose  [syn:  {brain  sugar}] 




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