<plant biology> A naturally occurring product of plants obtained following reduction of galactose.

It appears as a white crystalline powder with a slight sweet taste. It may form in excess in the lens of the eye in galactosaemia, a deficiency of galactokinase.

Chemical name: Galactitol

(12 Dec 1998)

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