mammary gland definition

  • noun:
    • the milk-producing glands in feminine animals, consisting of lobes containing groups of alveoli with a system of ducts to mention the milk to an external breast or teat. These glands typically take place in sets and begin secreting milk whenever young tend to be born.
    • A gland that secretes milk for suckling a child or offspring.
    • The milk-secreting organ of feminine animals.
    • milk-secreting organ of female animals

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