galactagogue

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galactagogue

(ɡəˈlæktəˌɡɒɡ)
adj
(Biochemistry) inducing milk secretion
n
(Biochemistry) a galactagogue agent
[C19: from Greek gala, galaktos, milk + -agogue]
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Noun1.galactagogue - agent that induces milk secretion
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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ga·lac·ta·gogue

n. galactagogo, galactógeno, agente que promueve la secreción de leche.
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