Meaning of galactosemia

ga•lac•to•se•mi•a

Pronunciation: (gu-lak"tu-sē'mē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an inherited disorder characterized by the inability to metabolize galactose and requiring a galactose-free diet to avoid consequent mental retardation and eye, spleen, and liver abnormalities.
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