mammary gland

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mammary gland

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

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`

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

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, 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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