bovine somatotropin

noun

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
: bovine growth hormone sense 2
abbreviation bST, BST

Note: The abbreviations rbST and rBST are also used to indicate the genetically engineered recombinant form.

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“Bovine somatotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bovine%20somatotropin. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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