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[lak-tuh-jen-ik] /ˌlæk təˈdʒɛn ɪk/

stimulating lactation.
inducing lactation: lactogenic hormone See also prolactin

lactogenic lac·to·gen·ic (lāk’tə-jěn’ĭk)
Inducing lactation.


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