Milk, when defined as a whitish-colored liquid that is secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals to supply nourishment to their young, does not have a scientific name. This includes milk that is purchased for human consumption.
Scientific names, also called chemical names, are used to describe the specific composition of a substance. Three substances that are sometimes referred to as "milk" do have scientific names, according to About.com Chemistry. The scientific name for milk of lime is calcium hydroxide. Milk of magnesium's scientific name is magnesium hydroxide, and the scientific name for milk of sulfur is precipitated sulfur.Learn More
Milk is a mixture. A compound has two or more different elements that are only separated through a chemical process. Mixtures also contain two or more elements, but they are separated through physical methods.Full Answer >
Milk that has gone past its expiration date begins to develop bacteria that are sometimes harmful to the human body, leading to food poisoning if consumed. According to MedlinePlus, food poisoning has any or all of the following symptoms: headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fever, chills, diarrhea and blood in the stool.Full Answer >
The common raccoon's scientific name is Procyon lotor. The name means "doglike washer" and refers to the animal's habit of fishing or washing with its forepaws, as does "raccoon," which is the English version of a Powhatan Indian word.Full Answer >
The roundworm's scientific name is "nematode." Roundworms are tiny and abundant creatures, with more than 15,000 known species, according to the University of California Museum of Paleontology. About 90,000 nematodes have been found in a single decaying apple. Roundworms are found worldwide in all types of habitats.Full Answer >