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lactose

lac·tose

lactose

 
pronunciation:
laek tos
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a carbohydrate found in milk that breaks down into glucose and galactose.
definition 2: a form of this compound produced commercially from whey and used in infant foods, bakery and confectionary products, and pharmaceuticals; milk sugar.
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The word lactose contains the following part:
-ose2 Greek noun-forming suffix that means carbohydrate, esp. sugar