galactorrhea

noun
ga·​lac·​tor·​rhea | \ gə-ˌlak-tə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce galactorrhea (audio) \

Definition of galactorrhea

: a spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple

First Known Use of galactorrhea

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galactorrhea

borrowed from New Latin, from galacto- galacto- + -rrhoea -rrhea

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“Galactorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galactorrhea. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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galactorrhea

noun
ga·​lac·​tor·​rhea
variants: or chiefly British galactorrhoea \ gə-​ˌlak-​tə-​ˈrē-​ə How to pronounce galactorrhoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of galactorrhea

: a spontaneous flow of milk from the nipple

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