Definition of galactopoiesis in US English:

galactopoiesis

noun

Physiology
  • The production of milk by the mammary gland; specifically the maintenance of milk secretion after its initiation.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From galacto- + -poiesis, after galactopoietic.

Pronunciation

galactopoiesis

/ɡəˌlaktəpɔɪˈiːsɪs/