Mannose vs Galactose - What's the difference?

mannose | galactose |


As nouns the difference between mannose and galactose

is that mannose is (organic chemistry) a monosaccharide aldohexose found in manna and other legumes 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.

mannose

English

Noun

(wikipedia mannose)
  • (organic chemistry) A monosaccharide aldohexose found in manna and other legumes.
  • Derived terms

    * galactomannan

    Synonyms

    * carubinose * seminose

    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