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Mammary gland

Mammary gland

  • (Science: anatomy) milk-producing gland of female mammals
  • An apocrine gland that 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.
  • The gland in females responsible for lactation (producing milk)

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