or ga·lac·tor·rhoe·a

[ guh-lak-tuh-ree-uh ]
/ gəˌlæk təˈri ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally abundant flow of milk in a lactating woman.
secretion of milk from the breast of a nonlactating person.

Nearby words

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

Origin of galactorrhea

First recorded in 1850–55; galacto- + -rrhea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for galactorrhea


[ gə-lăk′tə-rēə ]


A continued discharge of milk from the breasts between intervals of nursing or after weaning.lactorrhea
Excessive flow of milk during lactation.

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