Galactin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Galactin (Chem) An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n galactin An amorphous substance, C6H10O5 (α-galactin), which is obtained from the seeds of certain legumes. It is strongly dextrorotatory and yields galactose and a non-crystallizing sugar upon hydrolysis with dilute acids. It is possibly identical with gelose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Galactin lactose
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , , milk. Cf. Lactin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. gala, galaktos, milk.