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Pronunciation: ga-lak'to-re'a


  1. Any white discharge from the nipple that is persistent and looks like milk.
  2. Continued discharge of milk from the breasts between intervals of nursing or after the child has been weaned.

Synonym(s): incontinence of milk, lactorrhea

[galacto- + G. rhoia, a flow]

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