milk sugar

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milk sugar


milk sugar

(Elements & Compounds) another name for lactose


(ˈlæk toʊs)

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]

Milk sugar

A form of sugar found in mammals’ milk and now usually referred to as lactose. When an infant had to be bottle-fed, cows’ milk was sometimes fortified with extra milk sugar.
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Noun1.milk sugar - 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
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