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Pronunciation: milk


  1. A white liquid, containing proteins, sugar, and lipids, secreted by the mammary glands, and designed for the nourishment of the young.
  2. Any whitish milky fluid, the juice of the coconut or a suspension of various metallic oxides.
  3. A pharmacopeial preparation that is a suspension of insoluble drugs in a water medium; distinguished from gels mainly in that the suspended particles of milk are larger.

Synonym(s): strip1

Synonym(s): lac1

[A.S. meolc]

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