from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the transformation of milk sugar or other saccharine body into lactic acid, as in the souring of milk, through the agency of a special bacterium (Bacterium lactis of Lister). In this change the milk sugar, before assuming the form of lactic acid, presumably passes through the stage of glucose.
- adj. See under Fermentation.
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