lactic acid

lactic acid (uncountable)

  1. (carboxylic acid) 2-hydroxy-propanoic acid (CH3.CHOH.CO2H), a syrupy liquid, soluble in water; found in milk, wine and many fruits; used as a food additive and in many industrial applications.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: Milchsäure
  • Italian: acido lattico
  • Portuguese: ácido lático
  • Russian: моло́чная кислота́
  • Spanish: ácido láctico

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