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LACTOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lactose mean? 

LACTOSE (noun)
  The noun LACTOSE has 1 sense:

1. a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk

  Familiarity information: LACTOSE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LACTOSE (noun)


Sense 1lactose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

lactose; milk sugar

Context example:

cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose

Hypernyms ("lactose" is a kind of...):

disaccharide (any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis)


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