Lactate definitions

lăk'tāt'
A salt of lactic acid containing the monovalent, negative radical C3H5O3
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An uncharged ester of lactic acid.
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To secrete milk.
verb
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To secrete or produce milk.
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A salt or ester of lactic acid.
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A salt or ester of lactic acid.
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To secrete or produce milk.
verb
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A salt or ester of lactic acid. Lactate is a product of fermentation and is produced during cellular respiration as glucose is broken down.
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(intransitive) To secrete or produce milk.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of lactic acid.
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Origin of lactate

From Latin lactātus, perfect passive participle of lactō (“contain milk, give suck”), from lac (“milk”), cognate to Ancient Greek γάλα (gala, “milk”).