galacto-


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galacto-

or galact-
pref.
Milk: galactose.

[From Greek galakto-, from gala, galakt-, milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

galacto-

or before a vowel

galact-

combining form
milk or milky: galactometer.
[from Greek galakt-, gala]

galacto-

a combining form meaning “milk”: galactorrhea.
[< Greek galakto-, comb. form of gála (s. galakt-) milk]
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COMPOUND CONSTITUENTS MONOSACCHARIDES Monosaccharides Pentoses (5-C sugars) Arabinose Xylose Ribose Hexoses (6-C sugars) Glucose Fructose Galactose Mannose Disaccharides Sucrose Glucose-fructose Maltose Glucose-glucose Lactose Glucose-galactose Trisaccharides Raffinose Glucose-fructose- galactose Polysaccharides Pentosans Araban Arabinose Xylan Xylose Hexosans Starcha Glucose Celluloseb Glucose Glycogen Glucose Insulin Fructose Mixed Polysaccharides Hemicellulose Mixtures of pentoses and hexoses Pectins Pentoses and hexoses mixed with salts of complex acids Gums Pentoses and hexoses Oligosaccharides (c) Fructo- and galacto- Monosaccharide oligosaccharides, units, 3 to 9 (e.
Low level of galacto- oligosaccharide in infant formula stimulates growth of intestinal Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli.
The analysis, published in the Cochrane Library, stated that further research was needed to show an association between the consumption of prebiotics and allergy reduction, however, "individual studies reported a significant reduction in asthma and eczema from supplementation with a mixture of galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharide .