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lactiferous ducts


Definition: one of the ducts, numbering 15–20, which drain the lobes of the mammary gland; they open at the nipple.

Synonym(s): ductus lactiferiTA, canalicular ducts1, galactophore, galactophorous canals, galactophorous ducts, mamillary ducts, mammary ducts, milk ducts, tubuli galactophori, tubuli lactiferi

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