Galactin Ga*lac"tin, n. [Gr. ?, ?, milk. Cf. {Lactin}.] (Chem.) (a) 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. (b) A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree ({Galactodendron}). (c) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose. [1913 Webster]

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  • Galactīn — (Galactine, Chem.), wachsähnliche Substanz aus dem Safte des Kuhbaumes (Galac todendron utile, zur Familie der Urticeen, in Südamerika einheimisch), bildet eine durchsichtige, blaßgelbe, glänzende Masse, welche, in der Wärme Faden ziehend, in der …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • galactin — /geuh lak tin/, n. Biochem. prolactin. [1830 40; GALACT + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • galactin — n. prolactin, hormone which promotes milk production …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galactin — ga·lac·tin …   English syllables

  • galactin — gəˈlaktən, (ˌ)tin noun ( s) Etymology: galact (from Greek galakt , gala milk) + in : lactogenic hormone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lactin — Lac tin, n. [L. lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. lactine. Cf. {Galactin}.] (Physiol. Chem.) See {Lactose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galactodendron — (G. Knth.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Artocarpeae, von Andern zu Brosimum Swartz. gezählt; Art: G. utile (Brosimum G. Donn.), ungeheurer Baum auf Felsen in Venezuela, Caracas, enthält in allen seinen Theilen viele weiße, wohlriechende,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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