lacto-, lact-, lacti-
Lactobacillus can also live in fermenting products; such as, yogurt. Humans appear to have a symbiotic relationship with this bacteria.
Lactobacillus has been with us so long that some types have become an important part of food digestion, although Lactobacillus can also contribute to cavities in the teeth if allowed to remain within the mouth too long.
2. Continued discharge of milk from the breasts between intervals of nursing or after the child has been weaned. Synonym: incontinence of milk, galactorrhea.
2. A white crystalline form of lactose extracted from whey and used commercially in food products and pharmaceuticals.