one of the ducts, numbering 15-20, which drain the lobes of the mammary gland; they open at the nipple.
Synonym(s): ductus lactiferi [TA], canalicular ducts (1) , galactophore, galactophorous canals, galactophorous ducts, mamillary ducts, mammary ducts, milk ducts, tubuli galactophori, tubuli lactiferi
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canalicular ducts(1) Bile ductules, biliferous ductules; ductuli biliferi [NA6].
(2) Lactiferous duct (and sinus); ductus (et sinus) lactiferi [NA6].
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