skim milk

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skim milk

, skimmed milk
the aqueous (noncream) part of milk from which casein is isolated.

skim milk

n.
Milk from which the cream has been removed.

skim milk

Commercially produced milk with less than 1% (for some, less than 0.5%) fat content.

skim milk

(skim milk, skimd)
The aqueous (noncream) part of milk from which casein is isolated.

skim milk

the residue from whole milk after the cream has been skimmed off. In today's usage it is the residue after the butterfat is removed.

skim milk extender
skim milk used as a diluent for semen. See also semen extender.
skim milk powder
dehydrated skim milk used extensively as a milk replacer provided it is not too expensive. A high-protein supplement but deficient in vitamins A and D both of which will have been extracted with the butterfat.
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We hypothesized that addition of fructose as energy source in skim milk extender can improve its ability to maintain the quality (motility, in vitro longevity, plasma membrane integrity, normal apical ridge and abnormalities) of Nili-Ravi buffalo bull semen stored at 5degC.
Therefore, present experiment was designed to study the effect of 5mM and 10mM fructose addition in skim milk extender on motility, in vitro longevity, plasma membrane integrity, normal apical ridge and abnormalities of buffalo bull spermatozoa stored at 5oC.
Semen aliquots were diluted at 37oC with skim milk extender without fructose (control) or with extenders containing 5mM or 10mM fructose.