lactiferous duct

lactiferous duct n any of the milk-carrying ducts of the mammary gland that open on the nipple

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  • epithelial duct — noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance the tear duct was obstructed the alimentary canal poison is released through a channel in the snake s fangs • Syn: ↑duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • …   Useful english dictionary

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