galactopoietic

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

adjective

increasing the secretion of milk.

noun

a galactopoietic agent or medicine.

Nearby words

  1. galactophore,
  2. galactophoritis,
  3. galactophorous,
  4. galactophorous duct,
  5. galactopoiesis,
  6. galactorrhea,
  7. galactosamine,
  8. galactosaminoglycan,
  9. galactosan,
  10. galactoscope

Origin of galactopoietic

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

Related formsga·lac·to·poi·e·sis [guh-lak-tuh-poi-ee-sis] /gəˌlæk tə pɔɪˈi sɪs/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for galactopoietic

galactopoietic

/ (ɡəˌlæktəʊpɔɪˈɛtɪk) /

adjective

inducing or increasing the secretion of milk

noun

a galactopoietic agent
Derived Formsgalactopoiesis (ɡəˌlæktəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs), noun

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