• synonyms

milk sugar

  1. lactose.
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Origin of milk sugar

First recorded in 1840–50
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Historical Examples of milk sugar

  • This is due to the formation of lactic acid, which is produced by the decomposition of the milk-sugar.

    Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition

    H. L. Russell

  • The most common type found in spontaneously soured milk changes the milk-sugar into lactic acid without the production of any gas.

  • In these cases the milk-sugar is decomposed in such a way as to give off CO2 and H, and in some cases, alcohol.

  • By fermentation, the milk-sugar is converted into lactic acid, which helps to effect the tan by swelling the skin.

  • In conclusion, the occurrence of milk-sugar must be mentioned, which appears in the last days of pregnancy.

British Dictionary definitions for milk sugar

milk sugar

  1. another name for lactose
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milk sugar in Medicine

milk sugar

  1. lactose
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