Definition of lactic in English:



  • Relating to or obtained from milk.

    • ‘By the time I wrestled it in, my arm was trembling with lactic exhaustion.’
    • ‘The AWPL, however, features eight-minute quarters providing 32 total minutes of game play and a little more lactic build-up, leg burn, and lung fatigue for the athletes.’
    • ‘Studies suggest that NRTI treatment of HIV patients causes mitochondrial myopathy, including ragged red fibers, cardiac myopathy with cardiac dilation and failure, neuropathy and lactic acidosis.’
    • ‘Physicians and other health care providers should think about improving documentation of the risk of lactic acidosis and should offer counseling for patients who receive the drug, she said.’
    • ‘The primary acids found in wine are malic, tartaric, lactic and citric.’
    • ‘If cardiac output is compromised, hypoxia of the peripheral tissues may cause lactic acidosis to develop or worsen.’
    • ‘None of the sterols tested at this level induced cytotoxicity as measured by lactic dehydrogenase release.’
    • ‘The fact that the administration of IV sodium bicarbonate has not been beneficial in lactic acidosis is difficult to interpret for several reasons.’
    • ‘‘I decided to go up for five and come down before I got too much lactic build-up,’ she said.’
    • ‘I could also feel my legs thanking me for finally giving them a bit of steady riding rather than all-out lactic death.’
    • ‘By this time, I was bleeding at both knees, my head had become a swollen grenade of aching, pulsating annoyance, and my forearms were wrought with lactic distress.’
    • ‘Cuinneog Natural Buttermilk is rich in natural lactic biotics and contains all the healthy ingredients of natural yoghurt.’
    • ‘Screening patients for use of metformin and adherence to the above recommendations are important as mortality can be as high as 50% in patients who develop lactic acidosis.’
    • ‘Reddy contends that, back in the 1930s and 1940s, there was more lactic flora in the milk.’
    • ‘We and others have shown that these patients have severely impaired exercise capacity and, in addition, do not exhibit a lactic acidosis threshold.’
    • ‘It is the end-product of intense muscular activity in animals; a by-product of the alcoholic fermentation process in wines and beers; and the end-product of the metabolic action of the many lactic bacteria.’
    • ‘Much of the research and development of lactic cultures takes place in the laboratories and state-of-the-art pilot plant in Waukesha, Wis.’
    • ‘Relative contraindications include: history of alcoholism, hepatic impairment, suicidal intent, previous history of lactic acidosis, peripheral vascular disease, and angina.’
    • ‘A thoracocentesis revealed an exudative fluid with a lactic dehydrogenase level of 2093 U and a total protein level of 3.9 g/dL.’
    • ‘Whole body endurance training studies demonstrate reductions in lactic acidosis with exercise, improvements in oxidative enzymes and metabolism of muscle, and improvements in muscle strength of the lower extremity.’


Late 18th century: from Latin lac, lact- ‘milk’ + -ic.