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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.