Definitions

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

  • n. An organic acid, C6H10O8, often derived from milk sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dicarboxylic acid, HOOC(CH2OH)4COOH, produced by the oxidation of the milk sugar galactose. A test for the presence of galactose and/or lactose.

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

  • n. a solid acid (C6H10O8) found in milk or sugar

Etymologies

From Swedish mjölk-socker-syra (milk-sugar-acid) (Wiktionary)

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