lactide definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds, formally acid anhydrides, formed by heating α-lactones
    • The anhydride of lactic acid.
    • A white, crystalline compound, gotten from lactic acid by distillation, and considered to be an anhydride; also, by expansion, any comparable compound.
    • A volatile material, C6H8O4, among anhydrids of lactic acid from the dried out distillation of that acid. See lactone.

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