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Meaning of bovine growth hormone

bo'vine growth' hor"mone

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a growth hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production in cows.
  2. the same hormone, harvested in large quantities from genetically engineered bacteria for daily injection into dairy cows to increase milk production. Abbr.: bGH &hasp;&hasp;Also called
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