bovine growth hormone


noun

a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows.
the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production. Abbreviation: bGH

Nearby words

  1. bovarism,
  2. bovate,
  3. bovet,
  4. bovid,
  5. bovine,
  6. bovine somatotrophin,
  7. bovine spongiform encephalopathy,
  8. bovinely,
  9. bovinity,
  10. bovril

Also called bovine somatotropin.

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Medicine definitions for bovine growth hormone

bovine growth hormone

n.

A naturally occurring hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. It may also be produced artificially by genetic engineering techniques and administered to cows to increase milk production.bovine somatotropin

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Science definitions for bovine growth hormone

bovine growth hormone

A naturally occurring hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. It may also be produced by genetic engineering and administered to cows to increase milk production. Also called bovine somatotropin
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