Definition of Mammary gland

1. Noun. Milk-secreting organ of female mammals.

Exact synonyms: Mamma
Group relationships: Female Mammal
Specialized synonyms: Dug, Bag, Udder, Boob, Bosom, Breast, Knocker, Tit, Titty
Generic synonyms: Duct Gland, Exocrine, Exocrine Gland
Terms within: Mamilla, Mammilla, Nipple, Pap, Teat, Tit
Derivative terms: Mammary



Definition of Mammary gland

1. Noun. (anatomy) A gland that secretes milk for suckling an infant or offspring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mammary gland

1. Milk producing gland of female mammals. An adapted sweat gland, it is made up of milk producing alveolar cells, surrounded by contractile myoepithelial cells, together with considerable numbers of fat cells. Milk production is hormonally controlled. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammary Gland

mammaplasties
mammaplasty
mammaries
mammary
mammary-gland
mammary arteries
mammary branches
mammary calculus
mammary cancer virus of mice
mammary derived growth inhibitor
mammary duct ectasia
mammary ducts
mammary dysplasia
mammary fistula
mammary fold
mammary gland (current term)
mammary glands
mammary line
mammary neoplasm
mammary neuralgia
mammary plexus
mammary region
mammary ridge
mammary souffle
mammary tumour virus
mammas
mammate
mammati
mammatus
mammaw

Literary usage of Mammary gland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Prolactin Receptors in Organ Culture of Rabbit mammary gland: Effect of Cycloheximide and Prolactin (40678) JEAN DJIANE, CLAUDE DELOUIS, AND PAUL A. KELLY ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The lymphatics from the greater part of the mammary gland pass outward to the lower border of the Pectoralis major muscle, where they enter a chain of small ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"ABNORMAL INVOLUTION OF THE mammary gland, WITH ITS TREATMENT BT OPERATION. ... THE changes which take place in the mammary gland of the female during the ..."

4. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"The dormant resting mammary gland, that for instance of an animal which has never been pregnant, is much smaller than a suckling gland, owing to the alveoli ..."

5. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"The dormant resting mammary gland, that for instance of an animal which has never been pregnant, is much smaller than a suckling gland, owing to the alveoli ..."

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