lacto-vegetarian

noun

lac·​to-veg·​e·​tar·​i·​an ˌlak-tō-ˌve-jə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce lacto-vegetarian (audio)
: a vegetarian whose diet includes dairy products, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts compare lacto-ovo vegetarian

Examples of lacto-vegetarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diets included in this category are DASH, Mediterranean, pescatarian, and ovo/lacto-vegetarian diets. Rebecca Jaspan, Mph, Rd, Cdn, Cdces, Health, 16 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacto-vegetarian was in 1971

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“Lacto-vegetarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacto-vegetarian. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

lacto-vegetarian

noun
lac·​to-veg·​e·​tar·​i·​an ˌlak-tō-ˌvej-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce lacto-vegetarian (audio)
: a vegetarian whose diet includes milk, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts compare lacto-ovo vegetarian
lacto-vegetarian adjective
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