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lactation

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noun lac·ta·tion \lak-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of lactation

  1. 1:  the secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland

  2. 2:  one complete period of lactation extending from about the time of parturition to weaning

lactational

\-shən-əl\play adjective

lactationally

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