galacto-


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galacto-

(word root) milk
Examples of words with the root galacto-: galactometer
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galacto-

or galact-
pref.
Milk: galactose.

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

or before a vowel

galact-

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

a combining form meaning “milk”: galactorrhea.
[< Greek galakto-, comb. form of gála (s. galakt-) milk]
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FinkGremmels, "Differences in susceptibility to heat stress along the chicken intestine and the protective effects of galacto- oligosaccharides," PLoS ONE, vol.
The effect of enteral supplementation of a prebiotic mixture of non-human milk galacto-, fructo- and acidic oligosaccharides on intestinal permeability in preterm infants.
In one prospective, placebo-controlled study, 102 infants at high risk for atopy were fed prebiotic-containing formula (galacto- and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides) or formula with a placebo (maltodextrin).
Low level of galacto- oligosaccharide in infant formula stimulates growth of intestinal Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli.