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lac·tose

 (lăk′tōs′)
n.
A white crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, found in milk, that may be hydrolyzed to yield glucose and galactose. Refined lactose obtained from whey is used in infant foods, bakery products, confections, and pharmaceuticals as a diluent and excipient. Also called milk sugar.

lactose

(ˈlæktəʊs; -təʊz)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline disaccharide occurring in milk and used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and baby foods. Formula: C12H22O11. Also called: milk sugar

lac•tose

(ˈlæk toʊs)

n.
1. a disaccharide, C12H22O11, present in milk, that upon hydrolysis yields glucose and galactose.
2. a white, crystalline, sweet, water-soluble commercial form of this compound obtained from whey and used in infant feedings, in confections and other foods, in bacteriological media, and in pharmacology as a diluent. Also called milk sugar.
[1855–60; < Latin lact-, s. of lac milk + -ose2]

lac·tose

(lăk′tōs′)
A white crystalline sugar that is found in milk. It is used in the manufacture of various foods. ♦ The inability to properly digest lactose is called lactose intolerance. This condition is caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase and can cause stomach cramps and other symptoms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactose - a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk; "cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose"
disaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
Translations
lactosa
laktóza
laktosemælkesukker
laktozo
לקטוז
ラクトース乳糖
lactosemelksuiker
laktosemelkesukker
laktosmjölksocker

lactose

[ˈlæktəʊs] Nlactosa f

lactose

[ˈlæktəʊs ˈlæktəʊz] nlactose m

lactose

nMilchzucker m, → Laktose f

lactose

[ˈlæktəʊs] nlattosio

lac·tose

n. lactosa, lactina, azúcar de leche;
___ deficiencyintolerancia a la ___.

lactose

n lactosa
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