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[lak-tif-er-uh s] /lækˈtɪf ər əs/

producing or secreting milk:
lactiferous glands.
conveying milk or a milky fluid:
lactiferous ducts.
producing, conveying, or secreting milk or a milky fluid: lactiferous ducts
(botany) containing latex; laticiferous

lactiferous lac·tif·er·ous (lāk-tĭf’ər-əs)
Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.


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  • 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.

  • Lactiferous sinus

    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.

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