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1. diminishing or stopping lactation.
2. an agent that so acts. Called also lactifuge.
1. Causing arrest of the secretion of milk. Synonym(s): lactifugal
2. An agent having such an effect.
[lacti- + L. fugo, to drive away]
lactifuge/lac·ti·fuge/ (lak´tĭ-fūj) antigalactic.
lactifugeadjective Referring to a factor, substance or effect that inhibits production or secretion of (maternal) milk; i.e., lacto inhibitory.
noun A factor, substance or effect that inhibits production or secretion of (maternal) milk.
checking or stopping milk secretion; an agent that so acts.