Definition of Lactic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey). "Lactic fermentation"

Partainyms: Milk

Definition of Lactic

1. a. Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey; as, lactic acid; lactic fermentation, etc.

Definition of Lactic

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or derived from milk ¹

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Definition of Lactic

1. derived from milk [adj]

Medical Definition of Lactic

1. Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey; as, lactic acid; lactic fermentation, etc. Lactic acid, a sirupy, colourless fluid, soluble in water, with an intensely sour taste and strong acid reaction. There are at least three isomeric modifications all having the formula C3H6O3. Sarcolactic or paralactic acid occurs chiefly in dead muscle tissue, while ordinary lactic acid results from fermentation. The two acids are alike in having the same constitution (expressed by the name ethylidene lactic acid), but the latter is optically inactive, while sarcolactic acid rotates the plane of polarization to the right. The third acid, ethylene lactic acid, accompanies sarcolactic acid in the juice of flesh, and is optically inactive. Lactic ferment, an organised ferment (Bacterium lacticum or lactis), which produces lactic fermentation, decomposing the sugar of milk into carbonic and lactic acids, the latter, of which renders the milk sour, and precipitates the casein, thus giving rise to the so-called spontaneous coagulation of milk. Lactic fermentation. See Fermentation. Origin: L. Lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. Lactique. See Lacteal, and cf. Galactic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactic

lactational mastitis
lactatriaosylceramide beta 1-3 galactosyltransferase
lacteal cyst
lacteal fistula
lacteal vessel
lactic (current term)
lactic acid
lactic acid bacillus
lactic acid bacteria
lactic acid dehydrogenase
lactic acid fermentation
lactic acid level
lactic acid oxidative decarboxylase
lactic acidemia
lactic acidosis
lactic dehydrogenase
lactiferous ampulla

Literary usage of Lactic

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1. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"This definition is not in accord with the view generally held that the substance derived from the lactic acid during concentration is principally lactic ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1886)
"The following communications were made to the Society : — (1) On the formation of lactic acid, creating and urea in muscular tissue. By Prof. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"More recently, the chemical relations of lactic acid пате been investigated by Strecker (Ann. ... By a peculiar fermentation, the lactic acid fermentation, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"It is possible that strains of these bacteria exist which are able to resist a greater amount of lactic acid. Acid-tolerant strains of B. coli, ..."

5. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"lactic Acid, y Mode of Formation and Clinical Significance.—It was formerly thought that the acidity of the gastric juice was referable to the presence of ..."

6. Experimental Organic Chemistry by James Flack Norris (1915)
"The solution of lactic acid required for this and the following experiments can be ... Determine whether lactic acid can be extracted from water by ether. ..."

7. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"fermented bv yeast than is glyceric aldehyde, so that, in this case, it may be the intermediate stage; although lactic acid itself does not seem to be so ..."

8. Report (1913)
"organisms which have a stimulating effect upon the growth of the lactic may also greatly inhibit or prevent its growth. A milk agar shake of these organisms ..."

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