lactoyl

noun

lac·​to·​yl
ˈlaktəˌwil
variants or lactyl
ˈlakˌtil
plural -s
: the radical CH3CH(OH)CO− of lactic acid

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary lact- + -oyl or -yl

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“Lactoyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactoyl. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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