Meaning of lactose
Pronunciation: (lak'tōs), [key]
- a disaccharide, CHO, present in milk, that upon hydrolysis yields glucose and galactose.
- 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 and excipient. Also called
- lactose (Thesaurus)