from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Designating an acid called paralactic acid. See Lactic acid, under lactic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Used only in the following phrase.
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_Micrococcus acidi-paralactici_, on the other hand, ferments such solutions to optically active paralactic acid.
Thus if the irritative ideas of sight are disturbed, the paralactic motions of objects, which in general are unperceived, become sensible to us; and the locomotive muscles associated with them, which ought to preserve the body erect, stagger from this decrease or interruption of the sensorial power of association; and vertigo is produced.