mammary crest

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mam·ma·ry crest

(măm'ă-rē krest)
Bandlike thickening of ectoderm in the embryo extending on either side from just below the axilla to the inguinal region; in human embryos, the mammary glands arise from primordia in the thoracic part of the ridge.
Synonym(s): mammary fold, milk line, milk ridge.
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CD" is defined as the curved distance on skin from the midline of the sternal bone to the anterior axillary line (AAL) on the lateral chest wall through the horizontal level on inferior mammary fold.
CD" is defined as the horizontal curved distance at the level of inferior mammary fold (IMF) from the middle line of sternal bone to the laterally AAL.