lacto-ovo vegetarian

noun
lac·​to-ovo vegetarian | \ ˈlak-tō-ˈō-vō- How to pronounce lacto-ovo vegetarian (audio) \

Definition of lacto-ovo vegetarian

: a vegetarian whose diet includes dairy products, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts

called also ovo-lacto vegetarian

— compare lacto-vegetarian

Examples of lacto-ovo vegetarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dairy and eggs provide many of the same nutrients as fish and meat, so lacto-ovo vegetarians are less likely to develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies than those who avoid eggs and dairy products. Ellen Lee, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 Another 30% are lacto-ovo vegetarians who eat dairy and eggs, while another 8% eat fish but not other meat. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 25 Nov. 2019 This included vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians (who do eat dairy and eggs), and pesco-vegetarians (who do eat seafood). Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 1 Oct. 2019 The lacto-ovo vegetarian includes eggs and dairy products. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 7 Sep. 2019 Strict vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of developing a B12 deficiency than lacto-ovo vegetarians (vegetarians who still eat eggs and dairy products) and non-vegetarians, the NIH says. Korin Miller, Allure, 31 Mar. 2018 Strict vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of developing a B12 deficiency than lacto-ovo vegetarians (vegetarians who still eat eggs and dairy products) and non-vegetarians, the NIH says. Korin Miller, Allure, 31 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of lacto-ovo vegetarian

1952, in the meaning defined above

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lacto-ovo vegetarian

noun

Medical Definition of lacto-ovo vegetarian

: a vegetarian whose diet includes milk, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts

called also ovo-lacto vegetarian

— compare lacto-vegetarian

Other Words from lacto-ovo vegetarian

lacto-ovo-vegetarian adjective

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