mammary gland

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mammary gland

n.
Any of the milk-producing glands in female mammals, consisting of lobes containing clusters of alveoli with a system of ducts to convey the milk to an external nipple or teat. These glands typically occur in pairs and begin secreting milk when young are born.

mammary gland

n
1. (Anatomy) any of the milk-producing glands in mammals. In higher mammals each gland consists of a network of tubes and cavities connected to the exterior by a nipple
2. (Zoology) any of the milk-producing glands in mammals. In higher mammals each gland consists of a network of tubes and cavities connected to the exterior by a nipple

mam′mary gland`


n.
any of the accessory reproductive organs of female mammals that occur in pairs on the chest or ventral surface and contain milk-producing lobes with ducts that empty into a nipple.

mam·ma·ry gland

(măm′ə-rē)
One of the glands in female mammals that produces milk. It is present but undeveloped in the male. In most animals, the gland opens onto the surface by means of a nipple or teat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammary gland - milk-secreting organ of female mammalsmammary gland - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
female mammal - animals that nourish their young with milk
dug - an udder or breast or teat
udder, bag - mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
mamilla, mammilla, nipple, teat, tit, pap - the small projection of a mammary gland
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