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Lacto-vegetarian

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Definition: Lacto-vegetarian is used to describe a vegetarian who does not eat eggs, but does eat dairy products. Many Hindu vegetarians are lacto-vegetarians who avoid eggs for religious reasons while continuing to eat dairy. The prefix "lacto" comes from the Latin word for milk.

See also: Types of Vegetarians
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