adjective Date: 1790 1. a. of or relating to milk b. obtained from sour milk or whey 2. involving the production of lactic acid

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  • Lactic — Lac tic, a. [L. lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. lactique. See {Lacteal}, and cf. {Galactic}.] (Physiol. Chem.) Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey; as, lactic acid; lactic fermentation, etc. [1913 Webster] {Lactic acid} (Physiol.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lactic — LÁCTIC adj. (În sintagma) Acid lactic = acid organic care se găseşte în laptele acru, în varza acră, în murături etc. – Din fr. lactique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 16.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  láctic adj. m., pl. láctici; f. sg. láctică …   Dicționar Român

  • lactic — pertaining to milk, 1790 (in lactic acid; so called because it was obtained from sour milk), from Fr. lactique, from L. lactis, gen. of lac milk (see LACTATION (Cf. lactation)) + Fr. ique …   Etymology dictionary

  • lactic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or obtained from milk …   English terms dictionary

  • lactic — [lak′tik] adj. [Fr lactique: see LACTO & IC] of or obtained from milk …   English World dictionary

  • lactic — Relating to milk. [L. lac (lact ), milk] * * * lac·tic lak tik adj 1 a) of or relating to milk b) obtained from sour milk or whey 2) involving the production of lactic acid <lactic fermentation> * * * lac·tic (lakґtik) pertaining to milk;… …   Medical dictionary

  • lactic — adj. Lactic is used with these nouns: ↑acid …   Collocations dictionary

  • lactic —   a. pertaining to milk or sour milk.    ♦ lactic acid, acid occurring in sour milk and in muscles when they are exercised hard.    ♦ lactiferous, a. yielding or conveying milk or milky substance.    ♦ lactific, a. producing milk.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lactic — adj. Chem. of, relating to, or obtained from milk. Phrases and idioms: lactic acid a clear odourless syrupy carboxylic acid formed in sour milk, and produced in the muscle tissues during strenuous exercise. Etymology: L lac lactis milk …   Useful english dictionary

  • lactic — /lak tik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or obtained from milk. [1780 90; LACT + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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