Definition of milk sugar in US English:

milk sugar


  • another term for lactose
    • ‘A milk sugar called lactose has been largely removed from dairy-based supplements, including whey- and casein-containing protein powders as well as colostrum.’
    • ‘They operate by converting milk sugar in the curd (the lactose) into lactic acid.’
    • ‘At that time, the body is producing ample quantities of an enzyme called lactase, which breaks down milk sugar, known as lactose, into glucose and galactose, simple sugars that are easily digested.’
    • ‘This common condition means you aren't able to fully digest the milk sugar in dairy products.’
    • ‘It is the first milk to come out at the start of a feed, and it is low in fat, but high in milk sugar (lactose).’
    • ‘When there is an insufficient amount of lactase to break down the milk sugar the results may be distressing, although not life threatening.’
    • ‘These people lack the necessary digestive enzyme to break down the milk sugar, lactose.’
    • ‘These metabolize some of the milk sugar into lactic acid.’
    • ‘Galactose is a milk sugar and glucose is the sugar that sits on your table; it's also a component of fruits and grains.’
    • ‘Infants have an enzyme that allows milk sugar - lactose - to be digested.’
    • ‘Lactose, or milk sugar, is also a value-added commodity and a byproduct of whey protein concentration.’
    • ‘Lactose is the milk sugar that can cause intestinal distress in people lacking the enzyme lactase, which is necessary for its digestion.’
    • ‘Milk comprises water, protein, carbohydrates (a milk sugar called lactose), minerals, fats and a variety of other substances.’
    • ‘When the bacteria (lactobacillus acidophillus, bifidus or bulgaricus) grow to make yoghurt, they do so by fermenting the normal milk sugar, lactose, into absorbable products.’
    • ‘This is because they may not produce enough of the enzyme, lactase, which breaks down lactose, the milk sugar in dairy products.’
    • ‘My mother loved ice cream and the milk sugar in it was triggering the diarrhea.’
    • ‘Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose because there's a shortage of an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar.’
    • ‘Whey is a byproduct of cheesemaking (the watery part of the milk that is left after curds form) and contains most of the milk sugar.’
    • ‘They might also improve tolerance to dairy products by helping bacteria in the gut deal with milk sugar (lactose).’
    • ‘The liquid fraction, whey, contains the milk sugar and the remains of the protein.’


milk sugar

/ˈmilk ˌSHo͝oɡər/