lactiferous duct


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lactiferous duct

[lak′tif·ə·rəs ′dəkt]
(botany)
A tubular channel consisting of latex vessels or latex cells; carries the latex produced by the plant.
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A, A lactiferous duct with surrounding terminal duct lobular unit involved by lobular carcinoma in situ.
Inverted nipples are quite common and are simply a variation of the norm and occur because the lactiferous ducts that tether the nipple are too short.
The tumor exhibited central dilated lactiferous ducts and a pseudoinvasive tubular pattern with dense stroma in the peripheral regions (Figure 2,b).
Papillary lesions of the breast occur most frequently in the major lactiferous ducts.
Lymph vessels of the adult mammary gland originate in the interlobular connective tissue and the walls of lactiferous ducts.
Intraductal papillomas are generally solitary and located in the subareolar region in the major and lactiferous ducts, hence the derivation of the term central/solitary papilloma.