Definition of milk sugar in English:

milk sugar


  • another term for lactose
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 operate by converting milk sugar in the curd (the lactose) into lactic acid.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose because there's a shortage of an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar.’
    • ‘These metabolize some of the milk sugar 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.’
    • ‘Galactose is a milk sugar and glucose is the sugar that sits on your table; it's also a component of fruits and grains.’
    • ‘When there is an insufficient amount of lactase to break down the milk sugar the results may be distressing, although not life threatening.’
    • ‘My mother loved ice cream and the milk sugar in it was triggering the diarrhea.’
    • ‘A milk sugar called lactose has been largely removed from dairy-based supplements, including whey- and casein-containing protein powders as well as colostrum.’
    • ‘This common condition means you aren't able to fully digest the milk sugar in dairy products.’
    • ‘Lactose is the milk sugar that can cause intestinal distress in people lacking the enzyme lactase, which is necessary for its digestion.’
    • ‘This is because they may not produce enough of the enzyme, lactase, which breaks down lactose, the milk sugar in dairy products.’
    • ‘Infants have an enzyme that allows milk sugar - lactose - to be digested.’
    • ‘The liquid fraction, whey, contains the milk sugar and the remains of the protein.’
    • ‘Lactose, or milk sugar, is also a value-added commodity and a byproduct of whey protein concentration.’
    • ‘These people lack the necessary digestive enzyme to break down the milk sugar, lactose.’
    • ‘They might also improve tolerance to dairy products by helping bacteria in the gut deal with milk sugar (lactose).’


milk sugar

/ˈmilk ˌSHo͝oɡər/