Lactic

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Definition

adjective

(1) Of, relating to, or obtained from sour milk or whey.

(2) Of, pertaining to, or involving the production of lactic acid, as lactic fermentation.


Supplement

Word origin: From Latin lactis (“‘of milk’”), genitive form of lac (“‘milk’”).
Related forms: lactate (noun or verb), lactation (noun)

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