lactogenesis lac·to·gen·e·sis (lāk’tə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)
The production of milk by the mammary glands.


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  • Lactogenic

    [lak-tuh-jen-ik] /ˌlæk təˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective 1. stimulating lactation. /ˌlæktəˈdʒɛnɪk/ adjective 1. inducing lactation: lactogenic hormone See also prolactin lactogenic lac·to·gen·ic (lāk’tə-jěn’ĭk) adj. Inducing lactation.

  • Lactoglobulin

    /ˌlæktəʊˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) any of a number of globular proteins found in milk lactoglobulin lac·to·glob·u·lin (lāk’tō-glŏb’yə-lĭn) n. The globulin present in milk, comprising from 50 to 60 percent of bovine whey protein.

  • Lactogenic-hormone

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. . lactogenic hormone n. See prolactin.

  • Lactometer

    [lak-tom-i-ter] /lækˈtɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. an instrument for determining the specific gravity of milk. /lækˈtɒmɪtə/ noun 1. a hydrometer used to measure the relative density of milk and thus determine its quality Also called galactometer

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