galacto-

galacto-

a combining form meaning “milk,” used in the formation of compound words: galactopoietic.
Also, especially before a vowel, galact-.


Origin:
< Greek galakto-, combining form of galakt-, stem of gála milk

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galacto- or (before a vowel) galact-
 
combining form
milk or milky: galactometer
 
[from Greek galakt-, gala]
 
galact- or (before a vowel) galact-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek galakt-, gala]

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galacto- or galact-
pref.
Milk: galactotherapy.

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