Galactose cataract

galactose cataract n.
A neonatal cataract associated with galactosemia.


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  • Galactosidase

    galactosidase ga·lac·to·si·dase (-gə-lāk’tō-sĭ-dās’, -dāz’, -lāk-tō’-) n. Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of a galactoside.

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    galactoside ga·lac·to·side (gə-lāk’tə-sīd’) n. Any of a group of glycosides that yield galactose on hydrolysis and exist in alpha and beta forms.

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