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[lak-tair-ee-uh n] /lækˈtɛər i ən/

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  • Lactary

    [lak-tuh-ree] /ˈlæk tə ri/ adjective, Archaic. 1. of, relating to, or of the nature of milk.

  • Lactase

    [lak-teys, -teyz] /ˈlæk teɪs, -ˌteɪz/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing lactose into glucose and galactose. /ˈlækteɪs; -teɪz/ noun 1. any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse lactose to glucose and galactose lactase lac·tase (lāk’tās’) n. See beta-galactosidase. lactase (lāk’tās’) An enzyme that is found in the small intestine, liver, and kidneys […]

  • Lactate

    [lak-teyt] /ˈlæk teɪt/ verb (used without object), lactated, lactating. 1. to produce milk. [lak-teyt] /ˈlæk teɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an ester or salt of . /ˈlækteɪt/ noun 1. an ester or salt of lactic acid /ˈlækteɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) (of mammals) to produce or secrete milk v. “secrete milk from the breasts,” 1889, probably a […]

  • Lactate-dehydrogenase

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. an enzyme that catalyzes the interconversion of pyruvate and lactate, an important step in carbohydrate metabolism: elevated serum levels indicate injury to kidney, skeletal muscle, or heart muscle. Abbreviation: LDH. lactate dehydrogenase n. Abbr. LDH Any of a class of enzymes found in the liver, kidneys, striated muscle, and heart muscle that […]

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