galactophorous ducts

ductus lactiferi.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Galactophorous — Gal ac*toph o*rous, a. [Gr. ?; ?, ?, milk + fe rein to bear: cf. F. galactophore. Cf. {Lactiferous}.] (Anat.) Milk carrying; lactiferous; applied to the ducts of mammary glands. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duct — A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid. SEE ALSO: canal. SYN: ductus [TA]. [L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead] aberrant ducts SYN: aberrant ductules, under ductule …   Medical dictionary

  • Lactiferous duct — Cross section of the breast of a human female …   Wikipedia

  • canal — A duct or channel; a tubular structure. SEE ALSO: c., duct. SYN: canalis [TA]. [L. canalis] abdominal c. SYN: inguinal c.. accessory c. a channel leading from the root …   Medical dictionary

  • galactophore — SYN: lactiferous ducts, under duct. [galacto + G. phoros, bearing] * * * ga·lac·to·phore gə lak tə .fō(ə)r, .fȯ(ə)r n a duct carrying milk * * * ga·lac·to·phore (gə lakґto for) 1. galactophorous. 2. a milk duct; see ductus lactiferi …   Medical dictionary

  • lactiferous — Yielding milk. [lacti + L. fero, to bear] * * * lac·tif·er·ous lak tif (ə )rəs adj secreting or conveying milk * * * adj. transporting or secreting milk, as the lactiferous ducts of the breast. * * * lac·tif·er·ous (lak tifґər əs) [L.… …   Medical dictionary

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