Lactiferous duct

lactiferous duct n.
Any of the ducts that drain the lobes of the mammary gland at the nipple. Also called galactophore, galactophorous duct, mammary duct, mamillary duct, milk duct.


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    lactiferous sinus n. A circumscribed spindle-shaped dilation of the lactiferous duct just before it enters the nipple of the breast.

  • Lactifuge

    lactifuge lac·ti·fuge (lāk’tə-fyōōj’) adj. Causing the arrest of the secretion of milk.

  • Lactigenous

    lactigenous lac·tig·e·nous (lāk-tĭj’ə-nəs) adj. Producing milk.

  • Lactigerous

    lactigerous lac·tig·er·ous (lāk-tĭj’ər-əs) adj. Lactiferous.

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