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curd The solid component produced by the coagulation of milk during the manufacture of cheese. After being pasteurized, milk is cooled down and a culture of lactic acid bacteria is added to ferment the milk sugar, lactose, to lactic acid. The resulting decrease in pH causes casein, a milk protein, to coagulate, a process known as curdling. The solid curds are then separated from the liquid component, known as whey, and inoculated with different types of microbes to produce different cheeses.

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curd / kərd/ • n. 1. (also curds) a soft, white substance formed when milk sours, used as the basis for cheese. ∎  a fatty substance found between the flakes of poached salmon. 2. the edible head of a cauliflower or similar plant. DERIVATIVES: curd·y adj.

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curd coagulated substance formed from milk. XIV. ME. crud(de), crod(de); the present form dates from XV; of unkn. orig., but Gael., (M)Ir. gruth curds have been plausibly compared.
Hence curd vb. curdle XIV. curdle form into curd(s). XVI; see -LE 2.

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