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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.
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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
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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.
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lac·ta·tion

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

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

Milk production by the mammary glands.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
laktace
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lactation

[lækˈteɪʃən] Nlactancia f
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lactation

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

nMilchabsonderung f, → Laktation f (spec); (= period)Stillzeit f, → Laktationsperiode f (spec)
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lac·ta·tion

n. lactancia, crianza; secreción de leche.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lactation

n producción f y secreción f de leche; (period of milk production) lactancia
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