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areolar glands

 

Definition: a number of larger sebaceous glands forming small rounded projections (areolar tubercles) from the surface of the areola of the breast; they enlarge during pregnancy and during lactation secrete a substance presumed to provide resistance to chapping.

Synonym(s): glandulae areolaresTA, Montgomery follicles, Montgomery glands

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