Glucose vs Galactose - What's the difference?

glucose | galactose |


As nouns the difference between glucose and galactose

is that glucose is while galactose is (carbohydrate) a monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.

glucose

English

(Glucose) (wikipedia glucose)

Noun

(-)
  • (carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.
  • Synonyms

    * grape sugar * blood sugar * corn sugar

    Hyponyms

    * dextrose * D-glucose * L-glucose * dextroglucose

    Hypernyms

    * aldohexose * hexose * monosaccharide

    Derived terms

    * glucose syrup * glucoside * glucosiduronate * isoglucose

    See also

    * levoglucose

    galactose

    Noun

  • (carbohydrate) A monosaccharide found, along with lactose, in dairy products, and is synthesized by the body where it is found associated with glycolipids and glycoproteins.
  • Derived terms

    * galactomannan