Definition of bovine growth hormone in English:

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bovine growth hormone

(abbreviation BGH)


A natural hormone in cattle that helps regulate growth and milk production and that may be produced artificially and given to dairy cattle to increase the yield of milk. Also called bovine somatotropin.
Example sentences
  • The passage of time, however, has not stopped the debate over rBST, which is also known as recombinant bovine growth hormone and bovine growth hormone.
  • Oberweis Dairy's more than 40 local family farmers pledge to provide milk that is free of antibiotics and artificial bovine growth hormones.
  • Also left out were details of exactly how artificial bovine growth hormone works to increase the milk production of dairy cows, potentially imperiling human and animal health.

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Syllabification: bo·vine growth hor·mone

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