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 (lāk’tĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or derived from milk.

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