Definition of mammary gland in English:

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mammary gland

Pronunciation: /ˈmam(ə)rē ˌɡland/


The milk-producing gland of women or other female mammals.
Example sentences
  • Some mutations involving the hair are accompanied by defects of the skin and its appendages, such as nails, teeth, sebaceous glands, and mammary glands.
  • The mammary glands are specialized cutaneous glands that develop rapidly but incompletely at puberty.
  • So now that ball of cells, all of whose genetic material came from the mammary gland, the breast gland of the sheep, was implanted into a uterus, and it gave rise to this reproductive clone, Dolly.

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Syllabification: mam·ma·ry gland

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