Exocrine gland in humans and other mammals that produces milk to feed young offspring.- Mammary gland
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Sex of an organism that produces the large non-motile ova (egg cells), the type of gamete (sex cell) that fuses with the male gamete during sexual reproduction.
Female characteristics vary between different species with some species having pronounced female characteristics, such as the presence of pronounced mammary glands in mammals.
A teat is the projection from the mammary glands of mammals from which milk flows or is ejected for the purpose of feeding young.
Ceruminous glands (which produce ear wax), mammary glands (which produce milk), and ciliary glands in the eyelids are modified apocrine sweat glands.
Milk is a nutrient-rich liquid food produced by the mammary glands of mammals.
Mammals (from Latin mamma, 'breast') are a group of vertebrates constituting the class Mammalia, characterized by the presence of mammary glands which in females produce milk for feeding (nursing) their young, a neocortex (a region of the brain), fur or hair, and three middle ear bones.
Raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which, in females, milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts to feed an infant.
The physiological purpose of nipples is to deliver milk, produced in the female mammary glands during lactation, to an infant.
Colostrum (known colloquially as beestings, bisnings or first milk) is the first form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including humans) immediately following delivery of the newborn.
Lactiferous ducts are ducts that converge and form a branched system connecting the nipple to the lobules of the mammary gland.
It stimulates the mammary glands to produce milk (lactation): increased serum concentrations of prolactin during pregnancy cause enlargement of the mammary glands and prepare for milk production, which normally starts when levels of progesterone fall by the end of pregnancy and a suckling stimulus is present.
Clear anatomical division or extension of an organ that can be determined without the use of a microscope at the gross anatomy level.
the lobules of the mammary gland