HyperDic: lactose

English > 1 sense of the word lactose:
NOUNsubstancelactose, milk sugara sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule
lactose > pronunciation
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English > lactose: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk / milk.
Example"cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose"
Synonymmilk sugar
BroaderdisaccharideAny of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
Spanishlac, lactosa
Catalanlactosa

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