bovine growth hormone

bovine growth hormone

noun
1.
a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows.
2.
the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production. Abbreviation: bGH
Also called bovine somatotropin.
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bovine growth hormone n.
A naturally occurring hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. It may also be produced artificially by genetic engineering techniques and administered to cows to increase milk production.

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bovine growth hormone  
A naturally occurring hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. It may also be produced by genetic engineering and administered to cows to increase milk production. Also called bovine somatotropin.
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