galactopoietic

galactopoietic
I. \\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷|ed.ik\ adjective
Etymology: galact- + -poietic
: inducing galactopoiesis
II. noun (-s)
: a galactopoietic agent

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galactopoiesis /geuh lak'teuh poy ee"sis/, n.
/geuh lak'teuh poy et"ik/, adj.
1. increasing the secretion of milk.
n.
2. a galactopoietic agent or medicine.
[1655-65; GALACTO- + -POIETIC]

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galactopoietˈic adjective
(Gr poiētikos productive) milk-producing
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Main Entry:galactic

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