lactiferous


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lac·tif·er·ous

 (lăk-tĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.
2. Botany Yielding latex.

lac·tif′er·ous·ness n.

lactiferous

(lækˈtɪfərəs)
adj
1. (Biology) producing, conveying, or secreting milk or a milky fluid: lactiferous ducts.
2. (Botany) botany containing latex; laticiferous
[C17: from Latin lactifer, from lact-, lac milk]
lacˈtiferousness n

lac•tif•er•ous

(lækˈtɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. producing or secreting milk.
2. conveying milk or a milky fluid.
[1665–75; < New Latin lactifer that bears milk (see lacti-, -fer) + -ous]
lac•tif′er•ous•ness, n.
Translations

lac·tif·er·ous

a. lactífero-a, que segrega y conduce leche;
___ ductsconductos ___;
___ sinussenos ___.
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The size of lobule and the lactiferous duct also increased in the test animals as compared to control (Fig.
Once Heveas brasiliensis plantation has been established and it is suitable for exploitation, tapping takes place; this activity consists in make an incision in the tree's bark with a knife, letting the latex flow from the lactiferous vessels of the tree to a gatherer cup.
With the disease of mastitis, the lactiferous capability of mammary-gland cells is reduced along with the synthesis of fat, casein, and lactose.
Nipple adenoma is a rare and benign breast tumor of the lactiferous ducts that develops in the superficial portion of the nipple.
Intraductal papilloma can be broadly divided into central, which involve large, central lactiferous ducts, and peripheral, which involve the terminal duct lobular units.
6) Coincidental tuberculosis of the faucial tonsils of suckling infants has been suggested as one of the common routes of spread of breast tuberculosis from the suckling infant to the nipple and in turn to the lactating breast via lactiferous ducts.
Macroscopically, the lesion presents as an oval or roundish mass located within a dilated lactiferous duct; the mass may be pedunculated or broad-based, and it generally measures a few millimeters in diameter.
The result is the increased number of polymorphonuclear (PMN) by recruitment and epithelial desquamation of lactiferous ducts and udder cistern [15].
Moreover, at this stage, high levels of immune cells from the plasma reach the lactiferous alveoli through the bloodstream, which increase the pH due to the alkaline nature of the plasma, reaching a maximum of 8.
2,3) A galactocele is a milk-filled cyst from overdistension of a lactiferous duct.
infusion "stimulate the 6-10ml of a 1:2 tincture in lactiferous vessels to divided doses (weekly dose an increased secretion 40-70ml) during the period of Note: this herb is subject lactation" (Lloyd 1898), to quality issues which though this is followed can have marked effect on by a reference to its efficacy (author's clinical lack of use at the time.