lactiferous glands

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mam·ma·ry gland

(măm'ă-rē gland) [TA]
The compound alveolar apocrine secretory gland that forms the breast. It consists of 15-24 lobes, each consisting of many lobules, separated by adipose tissue and fibrous septa; the parenchyma of the resting gland consists of ducts; the alveoli develop only during pregnancy.
Synonym(s): lactiferous glands.
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