galactose etymology

English word galactose comes from English -ose, Ancient Greek γάλακτος

Detailed word origin of galactose

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ose English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form the names of sugars. Full of, like.
γάλακτος Ancient Greek (grc)
galactose English (eng) (carbohydrate) A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.

Words with the same origin as galactose

Descendants of -ose
agarose arabinoside biose caseose cutose cytosine dambose decose dextrose favose fructose fructoside gentianose granulose hexosamine lacunose octose paucimannose rhamnose rutinose streptose sucrose tremellose venulose
Descendants of γάλακτος
galactagogue galactomannan galactorrhea