variants: or lacti- or lacto-

Definition of lact-

1 : milk lactoglobulin
2a : lactic acid lactate
b : lactose lactase

History and Etymology for lact-

French & Latin; French, from Latin, from lact-, lac — more at galaxy

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“Lact-.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lact-. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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