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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
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A sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk
Nouns denoting substances
lactose; milk sugar
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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