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Mammary glands

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.


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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

Yes, men can breastfeed their infants. The male mammary gland is simply dormant--but not that dormant. The structure of the male ... is essentially the same. There is some controversy as to whether mammary glands are not simply sweat glands that expand and develop more alveoli buds as ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
 
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Chipmunk: Species identification

... Notochords and nerve chords -Mammalia: middle ear bones, hair, mammary glands -Rodentia: specialized teeth -Sciuridae: skull structure -Tamias: pouched cheeks

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by nbenvenuto
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:06 am
 
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mammary gland of male in mammals

mammary glands in male human beings r said to be vestigial because they r functional in male prototherians{1st class in mammalia} ...

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by teja
Sun Oct 21, 2007 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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mammary gland of male in mammals

Actually, if we go nitpicking here, mammary glands aren't completely inoperative in males, one could say that they are rather "dormant" ...

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by biohazard
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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mammary gland of male in mammals

... it's just functional in only one gender. Males don't really have mammary glands - just nipples with pectoral muscles under them, and a fat-storage site.

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by Darby
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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