bovine growth hormonebovine growth hormone
a growth hormone of cattle; esp., this hormone synthesized artificially and administered to beef cattle to increase growth rate and reduce fat and to dairy cows to increase milk production
also bovine somatotropin or Chiefly Brit.bovine somatotrophin
bovine growth hormone
nounAbbr. BGH or bGH
A hormone of cattle that regulates growth and milk production. A recombinant form (rBGH) produced by genetic engineering is administered to cows to increase milk production. Also called bovine somatotropin.