galactopoiesis

Milk production. [galacto- + G. poiesis, forming]

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ga·lac·to·poi·e·sis gə-.lak-tə-pȯi-'ē-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz formation and secretion of milk

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ga·lac·to·poi·e·sis (gə-lak″to-poi-eґsis) [galacto- + -poiesis] the production of milk by the mammary glands; called also lactogenesis.

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  • galactopoiesis — ga·lac·to·poi·e·sis …   English syllables

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  • galactopoietic — I.  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷|ed.ik adjective Etymology: galact + poietic : inducing galactopoiesis II. noun ( s) : a galactopoietic agent * * * galactopoiesis /geuh lak teuh poy ee sis/, n …   Useful english dictionary

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