lactiferous duct

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Noun1.lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipplelactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
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2,3) A galactocele is a milk-filled cyst from overdistension of a lactiferous duct.
1 cm without atypical epithelial proliferation was seen in a lactiferous duct in 1 case.
It arises most often in the central part of the breast from a lactiferous duct but can occur in any quadrant of the breast.
Just proximal to the nipple, each lactiferous duct widens into a storage area called a lactiferous sinus or ampulla, then constricts again into a minute collecting duct through which milk leaves the nipple.
The mammary gland is composed of a single primary or main lactiferous duct that branches into three to five secondary ducts at birth and during the first week of postnatal life.