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body of breast

 

Definition: the principal part of the breast, consisting of glandular tissue and its supporting fibrous tissue. It forms a conic mass converging toward the nipple and is surrounded by adipose tissue.

Synonym(s): corpus mammaeTA, body of mammary gland

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