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lac·ta·tion

 (lăk-tā′shən)
n.
1. Secretion or formation of milk by the mammary glands.
2. The period during which the mammary glands secrete milk.

lac·ta′tion·al adj.

lactation

(lækˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the secretion of milk from the mammary glands after parturition
2. (Physiology) the period during which milk is secreted
lacˈtational adj
lacˈtationally adv

lac•ta•tion

(lækˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the secretion of milk.
2. the period of milk production.
[1660–70; < Late Latin lactātiō the act of giving suck < lactā(re) to give suck, derivative of Latin lac, s. lact- milk]
lac•ta′tion•al, adj.

lac·ta·tion

(lăk-tā′shən)
The secretion or production of milk by the mammary glands, occurring in female mammals after giving birth.

lactation

1. the secretion of milk by a mammary gland.
2. the period during which secretion takes place.
See also: Bodily Functions

lactation

Milk production by the mammary glands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactation - the period following birth during which milk is secreted; "lactation normally continues until weaning"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
2.lactation - the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
3.lactation - feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
Translations
laktace
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lactation

[lækˈteɪʃən] Nlactancia f

lactation

[lækˈteɪʃən] nlactation flactic acid [ˌlæktɪkˈæsɪd] nacide m lactique

lactation

nMilchabsonderung f, → Laktation f (spec); (= period)Stillzeit f, → Laktationsperiode f (spec)

lac·ta·tion

n. lactancia, crianza; secreción de leche.

lactation

n producción f y secreción f de leche; (period of milk production) lactancia
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The applied random regression model was a single trait animal model in which each lactation record was considered as an independent trait.
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Sire evaluation on partial lactation records in Sahiwal cattle and Nili-Ravi Buffaloes.
The completed lactation records of 50 Brown Swiss and 237 Simmental cows were evaluated to determine their milk yield performance.
A total of 3829 lactation records of 808 Sahiwal cows with lactation length of at least 60 days, from 1984 to 2005 were used for the present study.
Beginning their research with 2.39 million lactation records from 1.49 million Holsteins, they subsequently cut this dataset down to eliminate lactations which began with difficult calvings, and even among this easy calving group, there was a positive effect on milk production of a female calf.
Researchers at Kansas State University and Harvard University studied 2.39 million lactation records from 1.49 million dairy cows and found that cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than for sons across lactation.
A comparison of neural network and multiple regression predictions for 305-day lactation yield using partial lactation records. Can.
The 305-day lactation records were analyzed by a single trait animal model (LM) including the fixed effects of herd-year-season of calving and age at calving (linear covariable) and the random additive genetic animal and residual effects in order to estimate genetic parameters and breeding values for 305MY, as follows: