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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