galactopoietic

Pertaining to galactopoiesis.

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ga·lac·to·poi·et·ic -pȯi-'et-ik adj inducing galactopoiesis <a \galactopoietic dose of thyroxine>
galactopoietic n a galactopoietic agent

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ga·lac·to·poi·et·ic (gə-lak″to-poi-etґik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting the production of milk. 2. an agent that promotes the secretion of milk. Called also lactogenic.

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  • Galactopoietic — Ga*lac to*poi*et ic, a. [Gr. ?, ?, milk + ? capable of making; fr. ? to make.] (Med.) Increasing the flow of milk; milk producing. n. A galactopoietic substance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • galactopoietic — galactopoiesis /geuh lak teuh poy ee sis/, n. /geuh lak teuh poy et ik/, adj. 1. increasing the secretion of milk. n. 2. a galactopoietic agent or medicine. [1655 65; GALACTO + POIETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • galactopoietic — /gəˌlæktoʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk/ (say guh.laktohpoy etik) adjective 1. increasing the secretion of milk, though not necessarily the amount collected. –noun 2. a galactopoietic agent or medicine. {Greek galakto milk (combining form of gala) + poiētikos making} …   Australian English dictionary

  • galactopoietic — adjective milk producing …   Wiktionary

  • galactopoietic — adj. encourages milk production …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galactopoietic — ga·lac·to·poi·et·ic …   English syllables

  • galactopoietic hormone — prolactin …   Medical dictionary

  • Lactation — Kittens nursing Lactation of …   Wikipedia

  • galacto- — a combining form meaning milk, used in the formation of compound words: galactopoietic. Also, esp. before a vowel, galact . [ < Gk galakto , comb. form of galakt , s. of gála milk] * * * …   Universalium

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