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Adjective 1. Lachrymal (relating to tears). ( 2. Which produces tears. ( 3. Relating to or located near the organ that produces tears. ( Word origin: From Medieval Latin lacrimalis, from Latin lacrima “a tear...

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/lakˈtāSHən/ Noun 1. Describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process occurs in all female mammals, although it predates mammals. In humans the process of feeding milk is called breastfeeding or nursing. ( 2. The period of the secretion of milk. ( 3. The secretion of milk by the mammary glands. (Google Dictionary) 4. The suckling of young. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From French lactation, from Late Latin lactationem (nominative lactatio) “a suckling,” noun of action from past participle stem of lactare “suckle,” from lac (genitive lactis)...

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/ˈlaktēəl/ Adjective 1. Relating to milk. ( (Anatomy) 1. Relating to milk production. ( 2. Relating to, or containing, chyle. ( 3. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. ( 4. Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. ( Noun 1. One of the lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs. ( 2. A lymphatic capillary that absorbs dietary fats in the villi of the small intestine. ( 3. One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel. ( Word origin: From Latin lacteus, from lac (genitive lactis)...

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/ˈlaktik/ Adjective 1. Of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey). ( 2. Of, pertaining to, or involving the production of lactic acid, as lactic fermentation. ( Word origin: From French lactique, from Latin lactis, genitive of lac “milk” + French...

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