galactophorous

Conveying milk.

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gal·ac·toph·o·rous .gal-.ak-'täf-ə-rəs adj conveying milk <a \galactophorous duct>

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gal·ac·toph·o·rous (gal″ak-tofґo-rəs) lactiferous.

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

  • galactophorous — |gaˌlak|täf(ə)res adjective Etymology: Greek galaktophoros, from galakt galact + phoros phorous : conveying milk a galactophorous duct * * * /gal euhk tof euhr euhs/, adj. Anat. bearing milk; lactiferous. [1810 20; < Gk galaktophóros. See… …   Useful english dictionary

  • galactophorous — /gal euhk tof euhr euhs/, adj. Anat. bearing milk; lactiferous. [1810 20; < Gk galaktophóros. See GALACTO , PHOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • galactophorous — bearing or carrying milk Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • galactophorous — adj. bearing milk, producing milk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galactophorous — gal·ac·toph·o·rous …   English syllables

  • galactophorous ducts — ductus lactiferi …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • galactophore — /geuh lak teuh fawr , fohr /, n. Anat. a galactophorous duct. [1900 05; GALACTO + PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

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