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Name Definition
Lactose

A disaccharide sugar that is found most notably in milk and is formed from galactose and glucose.

Leucine

Amino acid. Usually abbreviated as LEU.

Lignin

Lignin, usually measured by the Acid Detergent Lignin (ADL) method or by the permanganate method described by Van Soest.

Linoleic acid C 18:2

Linoleic acid C 18:2

Linolenic acid C 18:3

Linolenic acid C 18:3. Alpha-linolenic acid (from linseed) is omega-3. Gamma-linolenic acid (from marigold) is omega-6.

LW

Abbreviation for live weight (or liveweight).

Lysine

Amino acid. One of the main essential amino acids in animal nutrition. Often abbreviated as LYS.