lactiferous tubule


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mammary duct

Any of the ±20 terminal ducts that drain the radially arranged lobules of the breast into the nipple.
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lactiferous tubule

One of the lactiferous ducts of the breast. It provides a channel for the milk formed in the lobes of the breast to pass to the nipple. Synonym:
See also: tubule
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