Mammary gland

Mammary gland

(Science: anatomy) milk producing gland of female mammals. An adapted sweat Gland, it 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. Milk-secreting organ of female mammals.The gland in females responsible for lactation (producing milk).

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