How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"lacto" is from "lac" (milk) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "milk" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|A Lactometer is used to find out the amount of water in the milk that you are drinking.|
|Most species of this bacterium ferment glucose into lactose, hence the name Lactobacillus.|