galactagogue

/ (ɡəˈlæktəˌɡɒɡ) /

adjective

inducing milk secretion

noun

a galactagogue agent

Nearby words

  1. gallo,
  2. gallo-,
  3. gallo-romance,
  4. gallock,
  5. galloglass,
  6. gallonage,
  7. galloon,
  8. galloot,
  9. gallop,
  10. gallop rhythm

Word Origin for galactagogue

C19: from Greek gala, galaktos, milk + -agogue

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Medicine definitions for galactagogue

galactagogue

[ gə-lăktə-gôg′ ]

n.

An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.

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