lactenin

An antibacterial agent active against streptococci isolated from cow's milk.

* * *

lac·te·nin 'lak-tə-nən n a nitrogenous substance present in milk that inhibits bacterial growth

* * *

lac·te·nin (lakґtə-nin) a bacteriostatic substance in milk.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lactenin — is a nitrogenous substance present in milk. It has antimicrobial properties. The spermicidal property of lactenin is important, as milk is used as a semen extender in artificial insemination of animals. Lactenins will not be destroyed at normal… …   Wikipedia

  • lactenin — lac·te·nin …   English syllables

  • lactenin — ˈlaktənə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: perhaps from lact + nitrogen + in : a nitrogenous substance present in milk that inhibits bacterial growth …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.