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lacti- n.
Variant of lacto-.


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  • Lactic

    [lak-tik] /ˈlæk tɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or obtained from milk. /ˈlæktɪk/ adjective 1. relating to or derived from milk adj. “pertaining to milk,” 1790 (in lactic acid; so called because it was obtained from sour milk), from French lactique, from Latin lactis, genitive of lac “milk” (see lactation) + French -ique. lactic lac·tic […]

  • Lactic-acid

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. a colorless or yellowish, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 6 O 3 , produced during muscle contraction as a product of anaerobic glucose metabolism, abundant in sour milk, prepared usually by fermentation of cornstarch, molasses, potatoes, etc., or synthesized: used chiefly in dyeing and textile printing, as a flavoring agent in […]

  • Lacticacidemia

    lacticacidemia lac·tic·ac·i·de·mi·a (lāk’tĭk-ās’ĭ-dē’mē-ə) n. The presence of dextrorotatory lactic acid in the blood. Also called lactacidemia.

  • Lactiferous

    [lak-tif-er-uh s] /lækˈtɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. producing or secreting milk: lactiferous glands. 2. conveying milk or a milky fluid: lactiferous ducts. /lækˈtɪfərəs/ adjective 1. producing, conveying, or secreting milk or a milky fluid: lactiferous ducts 2. (botany) containing latex; laticiferous lactiferous lac·tif·er·ous (lāk-tĭf’ər-əs) adj. Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.

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