Definition of galactoside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlaktəˌsīd/

Entry from US English dictionary


A glycoside yielding galactose on hydrolysis.
Example sentences
  • This enzyme is able to hydrolyse galactosides, such as galactinol.
  • Trade-offs in catalytic efficiency at the lac permease of Escherichia coli produce alleles with different substrate specializations that are selectively favored on different galactosides.
  • Detected levels of galactose and galactosides were very low, and no marked changes were observed with stress.

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Syllabification: ga·lac·to·side

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