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Definition of "lactic" []

  • Of, relating to, or derived from milk. (adjective)
  • Relating to or derived from milk (adjective)

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Use "lactic" in a sentence
  • "Virtanen established the indispensability of cozymase in lactic and propionic acid fermentations, as well as the phosphorylation of sugar (1924)."
  • "We know from previous research that the drugs used in the study can have dangerous side effects, including liver damage, kidney failure, and a potentially fatal problem called lactic acidosis."
  • "The most commonly used culture in rural cheese factories is known as lactic culture, since its principle function is to form lactic acid from the lactose of the milk."