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    Word Matrix: Lact

    Lact Word Matrix

    “milk” from Latin lac (genitive lactis) “milk”

    Word Sums

    Lact + ate = lactate
    Lact + ate + s = lactates
    Lact + ate + ed = lactated
    Lact + ate + ing = lactating
    Lact + ate + ion = lactation
    Lact + ate + ion + s = lactations
    Lact + ate + ion + al = lactational
    Lact + i + Fy = lactify
    Lact + i + Fy + es = lactifies
    Lact + i + Fy + ed = lactified
    Lact + i + Fy + ing = lactifing
    Lact + i + Fice + ate + ion = lactification
    Lact + i + Fer + ous = lactiferous
    Lact + e + an = lactean
    Lact + e + al = lacteal
    Lact + e + al + s = lacteals
    Lact + e + al + ly = lacteally
    Lact + e + ous = lacteous
    Lact + Ace + ous = lactaceous
    Lact + ar + y = lactary
    Lact + ar + y + es = lactaries

    Lact + ive + ist = lactivist
    Lact + ive + ist + s = lactivists
    Lact + ive + ism = lactivism
    Lact + o + Nazi = lactonazi
    Lact + o + Nazi + s = lactonazis
    Lact + i + Vore = lactivore
    Lact + i + Vore + s = lactivores
    Lact + i + Vore + ous = lactivorous
    Lact + o + Phile = lactophile
    Lact + o + Phile + s = lactophiles
    Lact + o + Phile + i + a = lactophilia
    Lact + o + Phobe = lactophobe
    Lact + o + Phobe + s = lactophobes
    Lact + o + Phobe + ic = lactophobic
    Lact + o + Phobe + i + a = lactophobia

    Lact + ase = lactase
    Lact + ase + s = lactases
    Lact + ose = lactose
    Lact + ose + s = lactoses
    Lact + Aid = lactaid
    Lact + Am(e) = lactam
    Lact + Am(e) + s = lactams
    Lact + Am(e) + ide= lactamide
    Lact + yl = lactyl
    Lact + yl + s = lactyls
    Mon + o + Lact + yl = monolactyl
    Di + Lact + yl = dilactyl
    Lact + ic = lactic
    Lact + ol = lactol
    Lact + ol + s = lactols
    Lact + one = lactone
    Lact + one + s = lactones
    Lact + one + ic = lactonic
    pro + Lact + in = prolactin
    pro + Lact + in + s = prolactins
    Capr + o + Lact + Am = caprolactam
    Capr + o + Lact + Am(e) + s = caprolactams
    Mal + o + Lact + ic = malolactic
    Lact + o + Trope = lactotrope
    Lact + o + Trope + s = lactotropes
    Lact + o + Troph = lactotroph
    Lact + o + Troph + s = lactotrophs
    Lact + o + Trope + ic = lactotropic
    Lact + o + Somate + o + Troph = lactosomatotroph
    Lact + o + Somate + o + Troph + s = lactosomatotrophs
    Lact + o + Rrh + e + a = lactorrhea
    Lact + Alb + um + in = lactalbumin
    Lact + Alb + um + in + s = lactalbumins
    Lact + o + Sucr + ose = lactosucrose
    Lact + o + Globe + ule + in = lactoglobulin
    Lact + o + Globe + ule + in + s = lactoglobulins
    Lact + o + Prot(e) + e + in = lactoprotein
    Lact + o + Prot(e) + e + in + s = lactoproteins
    Lact + o + Cerebr + ose + ide = lactocerebroside
    Lact + o + Cerebr + ose + ide + s = lactocerebrosides
    Lact + o + Glycere + ol = lactoglycerol
    Lact + o + Glycere + ide = lactoglyceride
    Lact + o + Glycere + ide + s = lactoglycerides
    Lact + o + Phene + ol = lactophenol
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Glyce + o + Lipe + id = neolactoglycolipid
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Glyce + o + Lipe + id + s = neolactoglycolipids
    Lact + o + Tetr + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide = lactotetrosylceramide
    Lact + o + Tetr + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide + s = lactotetrosylceramides
    Lact + o + Tetr + a + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide = lactotetraosylceramide
    Lact + o + Tetr + a + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide + s = lactotetraosylceramides
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Tetr + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide = neolactotetrosylceramide
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Tetr + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide + s = neolactotetrosylceramides
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Tetr + a + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide = neolactotetraosylceramide
    Ne + o + Lact + o + Tetr + a + ose + yl + Cere + Am(e) + ide + s = neolactotetraosylceramides
    Lact + o + Bacill + us = lactobacillus
    Lact + o + Bacill + i = lactobacilli
    Lact + o + Bacill + ar = lactobacillar
    Lact + o + Bacill + ar + y = lactobacillary

    Lact + o + Cyte = lactocyte
    Lact + o + Cyte + s = lactocytes
    Lact + o + G(e)n(e) = lactogen
    Lact + o + G(e)n(e) + ic = lactogenic
    Lact + o + G(e)n(e) + ese + is = lactogenesis
    Lact + o + Lyse + is = lactolysis
    Lact + o + Scope = lactoscope
    Lact + o + Scope + s = lactoscopes
    Lact + o + Dense + i + Met(e)r = lactodensimeter
    Lact + o + Dense + i + Met(e)r + s = lactodensimeters

    Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an = lactovegetarian
    Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an + s = lactovegetarians
    Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an + ism = lactovegetarianism
    Ove + o + Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an = ovolactovegetarian
    Ove + o + Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an + s = ovolactovegetarians
    Ove + o + Lact + o + Vegete + ar + y + an + ism = ovolactovegetarianism


    lact: milk
    -s: forming plural of noun
    -s: forming third person singular of verbs
    -ed: forming simple past and past participle of weak verb
    -ing: forming present participle of verb

    -a: forming a noun [adopted unchanged from classical Latin or Greek]
    -a-: connecting vowel
    -ac: one affected with
    -ace: belonging to, of the nature of
    -aceous: of, relating to, resembling or containing the thing suffixed [Ace + ous]
    aid: help, support, assistance
    -al: relating to, of the kind of, of or pertaining to
    alb: white
    -am(e): amide [from ammonia + -ide]
    -an: of or pertaining to
    -ar: forming an adjective denoting of, near, or pertaining to
    -ary: forming an adjective denoting of the kind of, belonging to, connected with, or pertaining to
    -ase: used to form the names of enzymes
    -ate: word-forming element used in forming nouns from Latin words ending in -atus, -atum
    bacill: term in bacteriology [from Late Latin bacillus “wand,” literally “little staff,” diminutive of baculum “a stick, staff, walking stick”]
    capr: goat-like [from Latin caprinus, from caper]
    cere: wax, waxy [from French cire “wax,” from Latin cera “wax, wax seal, wax writing tablet,” related to Greek kēros “beeswax”)
    cerebr: brain, of the brain
    -cyte: cell
    dense: closely compacted, thick
    di: two, twice, double
    -e-: connecting vowel
    -ese: word-forming element meaning “belonging to” or “originating in”
    -esis: denoting a noun of action or process
    fer: bear, carry [from Latin ferre]
    -ferous: used to form adjectives from nouns, producing the specified material
    -fice: making, creating [from French -fique or Latin -ficus from facere “do, make”]
    -fy: forming verb denoting making or producing
    g(e)n(e): something produced, thing that produces or causes
    globe: round mass, sphere, ball
    glyce: sweet [from Latinized combining form of Greek glykys, glykeros “sweet”]
    glycere: sweet [from French glycérine, from glycero- “sweet”]
    -i: indicates a plural form of some words of Latin
    -i-: connecting vowel
    -ic: forming an adjective that denotes relating to
    -ide: word-forming element used to coin names for simple compounds of one element with another element or radical
    -in: word-forming element in chemistry
    -ion: denoting state, condition, or action
    -is: Hellenic suffix, present in English but not productive
    -ism: forming a noun denoting a system of beliefs, principles, etc.
    ist: forming a personal noun denoting a person who does something or denoting an adherent of a system of beliefs, principles, etc. expressed by a noun ending in -ism [from Old French -iste, Latin -ista, from Greek -istēs]
    -ive: showing a quality or tendency
    lipe: fat
    -lyse: loosening [via Latin from Greek lusis]
    -lysis: denoting disintegration or decomposition in nouns specifying an agent
    male: pertaining to apples, obtained from the juice of apples, fruit generally [from Latin malum “apple”]
    met(e)r: measure, device or instrument for measuring
    mon: alone, only, sole, single
    nazi: one who imposes one’s views on others, one who is considered unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict
    ne: new
    -o-: connecting vowel
    -ol: word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum “oil”
    -one: compound containing a carbonyl functional group
    -ose: used to form the names of sugars
    -ous: characterized by, of the nature of [from Anglo-Norman French, or Old French -eus, from Latin -osus]
    ove: egg
    phene: pertaining to or derived from benzene
    phile: denoting a person or thing having a fondness for a specified thing
    phobe: fear
    pro-: before, in front of, sooner
    prot(e): first, primary
    rrh: flow, flow through
    rrhea: flow [from Ancient Greek ῥοία (rhoía, “flow, flux”)]
    somate: body
    scope: used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination
    tetr: four
    -trope: something that turns, affects, changes, responds, moves
    -troph: nourishment, food [from Greek trophikos]
    -ule: forming a diminutive noun
    -um: denotes singular grammatical number, a place
    -us: variation of -um, enotes singular grammatical number
    vegete: non-animal life [lively, active, sprightly, vigorous]
    vore: eat, consume
    -vorous [from Latin -vorous, from stem of vorare “to devour”]
    -yl: chemical suffix used in forming names of radicals


    lactate: (verb) secrete milk
    lactates: third person singular of lactate
    lactated: simple past and past participle of lactate
    lactating: present participle of lactate
    lactation: (noun) action of secreting of milk
    lactations: plural of lactation
    lactational: (adjective) of or pertaining to lactation
    lactify: (verb) to make or to become milky
    lactifies: third person singular of lactify
    lactified: simple past and past participle of lactify
    lactifing: present participle of lactify
    lactification: (noun) process of becoming milky [term meaning “whitening of a black race” coined in sociological sense by Frantz Fanon]
    lactiferous: (adjective) bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid
    lactean: (adjective) milky [variation of lacteal]
    lacteal: (adjective) relating to milk production, (noun) each of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the mesentery to the thoracic duct
    lacteals: plural of lacteal
    lacteally: (adverb) milkily, in the manner of milk
    lacteous: (adjective) milky, resembling milk, lacteal
    lactaceous: (adjective) consisting primarily or exclusively of milk, milky in texture or consistency
    lactary: (noun) dairy house, (adjective) milky, full of white juice like milk
    lactaries: plural of lactary

    lactivist: (noun) one who supports or advocates for breastfeeding
    lactivists: plural of lactivist
    lactivism: (noun) advocacy of breastfeeding [blend of lactation and‎ activism]
    lactonazi: (noun) derogatory term referring to an overzealous lactivist
    lactonazis: plural of lactonazi
    lactivore: (noun) one with a diet consisting mainly of milk or other dairy products
    lactivores: plural of lactivore
    lactivorous: (adjective) feeding on milk
    lactophile: (noun) one who is sexually obsessed with milk or dairy products [literally “one who loves milk”]
    lactophiles: plural of lactophile
    lactophilia: (noun) sexual fetish for lactating breasts and breastfeeding [literally “love of milk”]
    lactophobe: (noun) one that is afraid of milk or other dairy products [literally “fear of milk”]
    lactophobes: plural of lactophobe
    lactophobic: (adjective) relating to the fear of milk
    lactophobia: (noun) fear of milk

    lactase: (noun) β-galactosidase enzyme that is involved in the hydrolysis of the disaccharide lactose into constituent galactose and glucose monomers
    lactases: plural of lactase
    lactose: (noun) disaccharide sugar of milk and dairy products
    lactoses: plural of lactose
    lactaid: (noun) product that helps with the digestion of lactose
    lactam: (noun) any of a class of cyclic amides that are the nitrogen analogs of lactones, formed by heating amino acids
    lactams: plural of lactam
    lactamide: (noun) acid amide derived from lactic acid
    lactyl: (noun) univalent radical derived from lactic acid
    lactyls: plural of lactyl
    monolactyl: (noun) single lactyl group in a molecule
    dilactyl: (noun) two lactyl groups in a molecule
    lactic: (adjective) relating to milk
    lactol: (noun) any cyclic hemiacetal formed by the intramolecular addition of a hydroxy group to a carbonyl group
    lactols: plural of lactol
    lactone: (noun) cyclic intramolecular ester derived from a hydroxy acid
    lactones: plural of lactone
    lactonic: (adjective) relating to lactones
    prolactin: peptide gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation in females [literally “before milk”]
    prolactins: plural of prolactin
    caprolactam: (noun) lactam manufactured from cyclohexanone and used in the manufacture of nylon
    caprolactams: plural of caprolactam
    malolactic: (noun) type of fermentation in which malic acid is converted into lactic acid
    lactotrope: (noun) variation of lactotroph
    lactotropes: plural of lactotrope
    lactotroph: (noun) cell in the pituitary gland which produce prolactin in response to certain hormones
    lactotrophs: plural of lactotroph
    lactotropic: (adjective) of or pertaining to lactotropes
    lactosomatotroph: (noun) somatotroph that produces prolactin
    lactosomatotrophs: plural of lactosomatotroph
    lactorrhea: (noun) spontaneous flow of milk from the breast, unassociated with childbirth or nursing
    lactalbumin: (noun) albumin content of milk
    lactalbumins: plural of lactalbumin
    lactosucrose: (noun) trisaccharide 4(G)-beta-D-galactosylsucrose
    lactoglobulin: (noun) globulin content of milk
    lactoglobulins: plural of lactoglobulin
    lactoprotein: (noun) any protein present in milk
    lactoproteins: plural of lactoprotein
    lactocerebroside: (noun) any cerebroside in which the sugar component is lactose
    lactocerebrosides: plural of lactocerebroside
    lactoglycerol: (noun) aqueous solution of lactic acid and glycerol that is used in cytology
    lactoglyceride: (noun) any glyceride (glycerol ester) of lactic acid
    lactoglycerides: plural of lactoglyceride
    lactophenol: (noun) solution of phenol and lactic acid in glycerol and water
    neolactoglycolipid: (noun) association of a carbohydrate and a phospholipid, such as phosphatidylinositol, found in cell membranes
    neolactoglycolipids: plural of neolactoglycolipid
    lactotetrosylceramide: (noun) any lactotetraose derivative of a ceramide
    lactotetrosylceramides: plural of lactotetrosylceramide
    lactotetraosylceramide: variation of lactotetrosylceramide
    lactotetraosylceramides: plural of lactotetraosylceramide
    neolactotetrosylceramide: (noun) glycosphingolipid found in the nervous system, containing four monosaccharide residues and a ceramide, that acts as an enzyme to catalyze certain biochemical reactions
    neolactotetrosylceramides: plural of neolactotetrosylceramide
    neolactotetraosylceramide: variation of neolactotetrosylceramide
    neolactotetraosylceramides: plural of neolactotetraosylceramide
    lactobacillus: (noun) any of many rod-shaped, nonmotile, aerobic bacteria, of the genus Lactobacillus, that ferment sugars to form lactic acid
    lactobacilli: plural of lactobacillus
    lactobacillar: (adjective) relating to lactobacillus
    lactobacillary: (adjective) relating to the lactobacillus

    lactocyte: (noun) cell that produces milk
    lactocytes: plural of lactocyte
    lactogen: (noun) hormone secreted by the placenta that has lactogenic, luteotropic, and growth-promoting activity
    lactogenic: (adjective) relating to the production of milk
    lactogenesis: (noun) secretion of milk by the mammary glands
    lactolysis: (noun) hydrolysis of lactose
    lactoscope: (noun) instrument for estimating the amount of cream in milk
    lactoscopes: plural of lactoscope
    lactodensimeter: (noun) form of hydrometer for finding the density of milk
    lactodensimeters: plural of lactodensimeter

    lactovegetarian: (noun) vegetarian who consumes dairy
    lactovegetarians: plural of lactovegetarian
    lactovegetarianism: (noun) restriction of the diet to plants and dairy products
    ovolactovegetarian: (noun) vegetarian who consumes eggs and dairy
    ovolactovegetarians: plural of ovolactovegetarian
    ovolactovegetarianism: (noun) restriction of the diet to plants, eggs, and dairy products



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