A hygroscopic, usually syrupy, alpha-hydroxy acid
(C 3 H 6 O 3 ).
usually manufactured by the bacterial fermentation
of milk, cane or grape sugars, corn, starch, etc.,
by means of Lactic bacilli, and used in leather
manufacture to control pH, in mordanting dyes, and
in the potassium salt POTASSIUM LACTATE .
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