galactopoietic

[ guh-lak-tuh-poi-et-ik ]
/ gəˌlæk tə pɔɪˈɛt ɪk /

adjective

increasing the secretion of milk.

noun

a galactopoietic agent or medicine.

Origin of galactopoietic

First recorded in 1655–65; galacto- + -poietic

OTHER WORDS FROM galactopoietic

ga·lac·to·poi·e·sis [guh-lak-tuh-poi-ee-sis] /gəˌlæk tə pɔɪˈi sɪs/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for galactopoiesis

galactopoietic
/ (ɡəˌlæktəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk) /

adjective

inducing or increasing the secretion of milk

noun

a galactopoietic agent

Derived forms of galactopoietic

galactopoiesis (ɡəˌlæktəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs), noun
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Medical definitions for galactopoiesis

galactopoiesis
[ gə-lăk′tə-poi-ēsĭs ]

n.

The production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands.

Other words from galactopoiesis

ga•lac′to•poi•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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