malolactic

play
adjective ma·lo·lac·tic \ˌma-lō-ˈlak-tik, ˌmā-\

Definition of malolactic

  1. :  relating to or involved in the bacterial conversion of malic acid to lactic acid in wine malolactic fermentation

Origin and Etymology of malolactic

malic + -o- + lactic


First Known Use: 1908

Learn More about malolactic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up malolactic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!