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1. (Science: physiology) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts. White as morne milk.

2. (Science: botany) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in colour, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.

3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water.

4. (Science: zoology) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster. Condensed milk. See condense, milk crust, a special cell in the inner bark of a plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is contained. See latex. Rock milk. See agaric mineral, under Agaric. Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an article of diet. See lactose.

Origin: AS. Meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. Meloc, D. Melk, G. Milch, OHG. Miluh, Icel. Mjok, Sw. Mjolk, Da 416 n. Melk, Goth. Miluks, G. Melken to milk, OHG. Melchan, Lith. Milszti, L. Mulgere, Gr. . Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft roe of fishes. A white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings.Produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young.A river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River.Any of several nutritive milklike liquids.A nutritious liquid produced by the [[mammary gland of female mammals to feed their young.

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