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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.

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

lac′tic ac′id


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

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.

lactic acid

A waste product of anaerobic respiration that accumulates in muscles during exercise.
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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
Translations
kyselina mléčná
maitohappo
mjólkursýra
melkzuur
mjölksyra

lactic acid

nMilchsäure f

lac·tic ac·id

n. ácido láctico.
References in classic literature ?
Sir Launcelot got up steam, he and I loaded up the kettle with unslaked lime and carbolic acid, with a touch of lactic acid added thereto, then filled the thing up with water and inserted the steam-spout under the canopy.
To improve the fermentation quality and chemical composition of mulberry leaf (Morus Alba) silage was treated with glucose and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) additives.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on ensiling characteristics, chemical composition and aerobic stability of King grass.
Hence the inoculation IRG with lactic acid producing bacterial strains (LAB) gives an alternate solution to produce quality silage.
The report titled "Global Lactic Acid and Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market Research Report 2016" studies about the global market scenario of lactic and polylactic acid.
Corbion will supply the lactic acid necessary for the production of the PLA and the lactide.
Summary: The leaching kinetics of calcined magnesite in aqueous lactic acid solutions was investigated in a batch reactor by using parameters such as temperature, acid concentration, particle size, solid/liquid ratio, and stirring speed.
Traditional lactic acid fermentation, one of the oldest practices of food preparation, could be a practical and novel mitigation strategy for reduction of mycotoxins in cereal-based foods.
As a kind of important organic acid, lactic acid is widely used in such industries as food, beverage, brewing, fragrance & flavor, medicine, leather, tobacco and chemical engineering.
A new $1 million 8300 square-foot laboratory at NatureWorks' headquarters in Minnetonka, MN, is the latest milestone in the company's multi-year program to commercialize a fermentation process for transforming methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into lactic acid, the building block of Ingeo biopolymer.
Based on conventional criteria, aerobic deterioration could occur easily in TMR silage, because lactic acid prevails during fermentation and any sugars remaining unfermented can serve as substrates for the growth of yeasts.