mammary gland

noun
Updated on: 7 Mar 2018

Definition of mammary gland

: any of the large compound modified sebaceous glands that in female mammals are modified to secrete milk, are situated ventrally in pairs, and usually terminate in a nipple

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First Known Use of mammary gland

1826


MAMMARY GLAND Defined for English Language Learners

mammary gland

Definition of mammary gland for English Language Learners

  • : a gland in a woman's breast or in a female animal that produces milk


Medical Dictionary

mammary gland

noun

medical Definition of mammary gland

: any of the large compound sebaceous glands that in female mammals are modified to secrete milk, are situated ventrally in pairs, and usually terminate in a nipple


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