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lactation

[lak-tey-shuh n] /lækˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the secretion or formation of milk.
2.
the period of milk production.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Late Latin lactātiōn- (stem of lactātiō) a giving suck. See lactate1, -ion
Related forms
lactational, adjective
lactationally, adverb
hyperlactation, noun
overlactation, noun
superlactation, noun
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lactation

/lækˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the secretion of milk from the mammary glands after parturition
2.
the period during which milk is secreted
Derived Forms
lactational, adjective
lactationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for super lactation
lactation
1660s, "process of suckling an infant," from Fr. lactation, from L. lactationem (nom. lactatio) "a suckling," from L. lactatus, pp. of lactare "suckle," from lac (gen. lactis) "milk," from PIE base *glact- (cf. Gk. gala, gen. galaktos "milk"). Meaning "process of secreting milk from the breasts" first recorded 1857. M.Ir. lacht, Welsh llaeth "milk" are loan words from Latin.
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super lactation in Medicine

lactation lac·ta·tion (lāk-tā'shən)
n.

  1. The 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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super lactation in Science
lactation
  (lāk-tā'shən)   
The secretion or production of milk by the mammary glands in female mammals after giving birth.
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