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lactic acid

n.
A syrupy, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O3, produced by anaerobic glucose metabolism in muscles, by certain bacteria, and by synthetic methods. Lactic acid is present in fermented foods such as yogurt and sauerkraut and is used in foods and beverages as a flavoring and preservative, in dyeing and textile printing, and in pharmaceuticals.
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lactic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless syrupy carboxylic acid found in sour milk and many fruits and used as a preservative (E270) for foodstuffs, such as soft margarine, for making pharmaceuticals and adhesives, and produced in muscle tissue during strenuous exercise. Formula: CH3CH(OH)COOH. Systematic name: 2-hydroxypropanoic acid
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lac′tic ac′id


n.
a syrupy liquid, C3H6O3, produced by anaerobic metabolism, as in the fermentation of milk or carbohydrates.
[1780–90]
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lac·tic acid

(lăk′tĭk)
An organic acid produced when milk sours or various fruits ferment. It is used as a flavoring and preservative for foods. Lactic acid is also produced by muscle tissue during exercise, especially when oxygen supply is limited, and can cause cramping pains.
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lactic acid

A waste product of anaerobic respiration that accumulates in muscles during exercise.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactic acid - a clear odorless hygroscopic syrupy carboxylic acid found in sour milk and in many fruitslactic acid - a clear odorless hygroscopic syrupy carboxylic acid found in sour milk and in many fruits
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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Translations
kyselina mléčná
maitohappo
mjólkursýra
melkzuur
mjölksyra

lactic acid

nMilchsäure f
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lac·tic ac·id

n. ácido láctico.
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Ultimately, causing casein micelles aggregation into a three-dimensional chain network, LUCEY (2004) & (PHADUNGATH, (2005) demonstrated that casein micelles play an important role in milk acid coagulation.
Lactic acid, also acknowledged as milk acid, is chiefly found in milk products.
The environmentally-friendly, bio-degradable gel, based on a Danish formulation of milk acid and orange peel oil, is already used by British Waterways to keep canal bridges and reservoir dams clean.