mammary ridge


: either of a pair of longitudinal ectodermal thickenings in the mammalian embryo that extend from the base of the anterior to the posterior limb buds and are the source of the mammary glands

called also milk line

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“Mammary ridge.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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