lactiferous


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lactiferous

 [lak-tif€´er-us]
conveying milk.

lac·tif·er·ous

(lak-tif'ĕr-ŭs),
Yielding milk.
[lacti- + L. fero, to bear]

lactiferous

/lac·tif·er·ous/ (lak-tif´er-us) conveying milk.

lactiferous

(lăk-tĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.
2. Botany Yielding latex.

lac·tif′er·ous·ness n.

lactiferous

[laktif′ərəs]
Etymology: L, lac + ferre, to carry
pertaining to a structure that produces or conveys milk, such as the tubules of the breasts.

lac·tif·er·ous

(lak-tif'ĕr-ŭs)
Yielding milk.
Synonym(s): lactigerous.
[lacti- + L. fero, to bear]

lactiferous

Able to produce, secrete, or convey milk.

lactiferous

conveying milk.

lactiferous ducts
appearing first as epithelial diverticula which invade the mammary mesenchyme from the mammary buds, the precursors of the teats, these solid cords of cells later cavitate to produce lactiferous ducts.
lactiferous sinus
large cavity, continuous with the lactiferous ducts in mammary tissue, which serves as a reservoir for accumulated milk in the mammary gland until it is released at milking or suckling via the teat sinus and teat canal; is a combination of gland and teat sinuses.
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Papillary lesions of the breast include the spectrum of benign, high-risk, and malignant pathologies and, thus, may involve major or smaller lactiferous ducts.
1 cm (Figure 2, B); and extension of underlying malignancy with 2 cases of pagetoid spread of spatially remote invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) along lactiferous ducts (Figure 2, C and D).
Histologically, this condition is produced by intraductal carcinoma occurring in the large lactiferous sinuses just under the nipple.
It arises most often in the central part of the breast from a lactiferous duct but can occur in any quadrant of the breast.
Neoplastic placental cells, as well as normal ones, can make hormones, some of which target the cells lining the lactiferous duct system of the breast, male or female.
Natural aspects of Spears' pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean's head.
The high GGT activity in human breast milk may reflect activity in the terminal and lactiferous ducts of the breast, which may facilitate the transport of essential proteins into milk (6, 7).
What is supposed to get us off of welfare is sending you right back into position, sucking all that we can from the government's lactiferous fiscal discharge.
Inverted nipples are quite common and are simply a variation of the norm and occur because the lactiferous ducts that tether the nipple are too short.
Microscopic sections from both right and left nipples showed LCIS involving lobules with pagetoid spread into lactiferous ducts.