Definition of galactosyl in English:

galactosyl

noun

Biochemistry
  • A radical or group derived from galactose by loss of a hydroxyl group. Usually attributive or as a formative element in names of compounds.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From galactose + -yl, after German Galactosyl.

Pronunciation

galactosyl

/ɡəˈlaktə(ʊ)sʌɪl//ɡəˈlaktə(ʊ)sɪl/