from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from milk.

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  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from milk

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to milk; procured from milk, or from something of a similar character.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey)


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From Latin lactis ("of milk"), genitive form of lac ("milk").


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  • We know from previous research that the drugs used in the study can have dangerous side effects, including liver damage, kidney failure, and a potentially fatal problem called lactic acidosis.

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  • The most commonly used culture in rural cheese factories is known as lactic culture, since its principle function is to form lactic acid from the lactose of the milk.

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  • Without the help of oxygen, glucose (a 6-carbon molecule) is broken down into lactic acid (3-carbon sugar), this is called lactic acid fermentation. - Financial News

  • They also feed on glucose and produce an acid called lactic acid.

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  • Feeling very weak or tired, unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, feeling cold (especially in the arms and legs), feeling dizzy or lightheaded, or a fast or irregular heartbeat may be signs of a serious condition called lactic acidosis (buildup of an acid in the blood). Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed

  • The added blood flow, they claim, helps expel waste such as lactic acid, that can build up in muscles, as well as bring oxygen and nutrients that can speed healing.

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  • It was pointed out that the objective of using mixed cultures to degrade cellulose is to accelerate the production of other products such as lactic acid or butanol, not to increase sugar yields.

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  • Ecolab said initial tests had shown the product was capable of providing "significantly greater reductions" in E. coli0157: H7 than chemical sanitising agents currently used for this purpose - such as lactic acid and chlorine.

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