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- n. Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds, formally acid anhydrides, formed by heating α-lactones
- n. The anhydride of lactic acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white, crystalline substance, obtained from lactic acid by distillation, and regarded as an anhydride; also, by extension, any similar substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A volatile substance, C6H8O4, one of the anhydrids of lactic acid produced by the dry distillation of that acid. See lactone.
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