lactiferous


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Related to lactiferous: lactiferous sinus

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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[9] The aetiology of lactational breast abscess is milk stasis due to blockage of engorged lactiferous ducts and the following infection.
In duct ectasia, the mammary duct-associated inflammatory disease sequence involves squamous metaplasia of lactiferous ducts, causing block-age (obstructive mastopathy) with peri-ductal inflammation and possible duct rupture (16).
The papilla of the nipple has a median height of 0.6 cm (0 to 1.9 cm) and approximately 23 lactiferous sinuses traverse this area to open onto the overlying epidermis at duct orifices (Figure 1).
(185) Inability to extract milk at regular intervals is also painful: milk collects in a woman's lactiferous ducts and this unexpressed build-up causes engorgement, blocked milk ducts, and infections.
Differential diagnosis of a BCC lesion in the NAC includes Paget's disease, eczema, adenoma of the nipple, papilloma of lactiferous ducts, syringomatous adenoma, invasive ductal carcinoma, and melanoma.
The size of lobule and the lactiferous duct also increased in the test animals as compared to control (Fig.
Structural lesions of papillary duct and lactiferous sinus can be detected (Anthony et al., 2014).
Pergularia tomentosa L., commonly known as Bou Hliba in Tunisia, is a fetid smelling lactiferous twinner [13].
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.
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.