lacto-, lact-, lacti-

(Latin: milk)

lactigenous
lactiphagous
Consuming a diet composed entirely of milk.
lactivorous
Feeding on or consuming milk as a source of food.
lactobacillus
A bacterium normally found in the mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina.

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.

lactobutyrometer
An instrument for estimating the amount of butter in a given quantity of milk.
lactochrome
lactogen
lactogenesis
lactogenic
lactometer
lactorrhea
1. Any white discharge from the nipple that is persistent and looks like milk.
2. Continued discharge of milk from the breasts between intervals of nursing or after the child has been weaned. Synonym: incontinence of milk, galactorrhea.
lactory
lactose
1. A sugar found in milk that breaks down into glucose and galactose and creates lactic acid through fermentation.
2. A white crystalline form of lactose extracted from whey and used commercially in food products and pharmaceuticals.
lactotherapy
Treatment of an illness by means of an exclusive or nearly exclusive milk diet; also, galactotherapy.
lactotoxin

Related "milk" unit: galacto-.