Definition of lacto-ovo-vegetarian in English:

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lacto-ovo-vegetarian

Pronunciation: /ˌlaktōˌōvōˌvejəˈterēən/

noun

A person who eats vegetables, eggs, and dairy products but who does not eat meat.
Example sentences
  • Whey proteins are then separated from the liquid whey and purified to various concentrations. Because whey protein comes from milk, it is an appropriate source of protein for lacto-ovo-vegetarians.
  • Or is she, in common with most vegetarians, a lacto-ovo-vegetarian, consuming both eggs and dairy products?
  • If you don't eat meat or fish, but are happy to tuck into dairy products and eggs, you are a lacto-ovo-vegetarian - and the most common type of vegetarian eater.

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Syllabification: lac·to-o·vo-veg·e·tar·i·an

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