a type of acidophil in the adenohypophysis that secretes prolactin. Called also lactotrope, luteotroph, and mammotroph.
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An acidophilic cell of the adenohypophysis that produces prolactin.
Synonym(s): prolactin cell
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mammotrophAn obsolete term for a cell that produces prolactin; prolactin-secreting cell is the preferred term in the working medical parlance.
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