Definition of lactic
1a : of or relating to milkb : obtained from sour milk or whey
2 : involving the production of lactic acid
Recent Examples of lactic from the Web
Common active ingredients in pro-grade peels include glycolic, mandelic, salicylic, and lactic acids, along with trichloroacetic acid.
Then, apply an ointment or cream that contains softening oils (like olive or jojoba), vitamin E, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, or petrolatum, advises the AAD.
The bacteria present on the surface of the cabbage leaves will ferment the vegetable’s natural sugars into lactic acid, creating sauerkraut.
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Medical Definition of lactic
1a: of or relating to milkb: obtained from sour milk or whey
2: involving the production of lactic acid lactic fermentation
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