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Meaning of LACTATION

Pronunciation:  lak'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  2. [n]  the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
  3. [n]  the period following birth during which milk is secreted; "lactation normally continues until weaning"

LACTATION is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: suckling
 See Also: activity, alimentation, bodily function, bodily process, body process, feeding, period, period of time, time period



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lac*ta"tion\, n.
A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the
mammary gland.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The production of breast milk.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The secretion of milk for the purpose of nursing offspring. All female mammals are able to feed their newborn young in this manner.
 Definition: the production of milk by a female mammal
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