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bovine somatotropin

noun

Medical Definition of bovine somatotropin

  1. 1:  a growth hormone of cows produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth in young animals and milk production in adult females—abbreviation bST, BST

  2. 2:  bovine growth hormone 2—abbreviation bST, BST The abbreviations rbST and rBST are also used to indicate the genetically engineered recombinant form.


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