Definition of Lactiferous duct

1. Noun. Ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple.

Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Boob, Bosom, Breast, Knocker, Tit, Titty



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lactiferous Duct

lactic
lactic acid
lactic acid bacillus
lactic acid bacteria
lactic acid dehydrogenase
lactic acid fermentation
lactic acid level
lactic acid oxidative decarboxylase
lactic acidemia
lactic acidosis
lactic dehydrogenase
lactide
lactides
lactiferous
lactiferous ampulla
lactiferous duct (current term)
lactiferous ducts
lactiferous gland
lactiferous sinus
lactific
lactifugal
lactifuge
lactifuges
lactigenous
lactigerous
lactim
lactimide
lactimides
lactimorbus
lactims

Literary usage of Lactiferous duct

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1. Obstetrics, the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1867)
"The granules of the breast, or its acini, give out, each of them, a tube or lactiferous duct, which uniting with others from the same bunch or packet of ..."

2. Theory and Practice of Obstetrics Including Diseases of Pregnancy and by Pierre Cazeaux, Stéphane Tarnier (1889)
"As each lobe has its principal or lactiferous duct, the whole number of these vessel? is the same, eg fifteen or twenty, as that of the lobes. ..."

3. A Textbook of the Science and Art of Obstetrics by Henry Jacques Garrigues (1902)
"The other is a milk fistula, a fistulous tract leading from the skin to a lactiferous duct. This kind may also have originated in a mammary abscess which ..."

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