Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Absence of or faulty secretion of milk following childbirth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The failure of a mother to produce sufficient milk following childbirth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Failure of the due secretion of milk after childbirth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a deficiency of milk in a mother after childbirth. Also called agalaxy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek agalakti─ü, lack of milk : a-, without; see a-1 + gala, galakt-, milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If there are problems with the mare, for example, rejection of the foal, sickness of the mare, or agalactia (lack of milk production), another source of colostrum and / or milk must be found.

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