Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).
  • n. An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).
  • n. An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An amorphous substance, C6H10O5 (α-galactin), which is obtained from the seeds of certain legumes.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek milk. Compare lactin. (Wiktionary)

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