lactide

noun lac·tide \ˈlakˌtīd, -tə̇d\

Definition of lactide

plural

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  1. 1 :  a crystalline dilactone C6H8O4 formed from two molecules of lactic acid by self-esterification

  2. 2 :  a dilactone formed from an alpha-hydroxy acid other than lactic acid

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Origin and Etymology of lactide

International Scientific Vocabulary lact- + anhydride; probably originally formed in French


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