Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.
  • adj. Botany Yielding latex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing or conveying milk or chyle; lacteal; galactophorous: as, a lactiferous duct. See duct.
  • Producing a thick milky juice, as a plant.

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Examples

  • One of these, the deepest, contains little channels called lactiferous vessels because they contain latex.

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  • Natural aspects of Spears? pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean?

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  • Natural aspects of Spears' pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean's head.

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  • These are 'lactiferous sinuses' which is where the milk collects as it comes down.

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  • The lactiferous vessels are little tubes that produce latex.

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  • The young of the Whale tribe suckle like the young of all mammals; nevertheless I showed, in 1834, that the lactiferous glands in the _Balænopteræ_ differ in structure from the same organs in most mammals.

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  • The smallest lobules consist of a cluster of rounded alveoli, which open into the smallest branches of the lactiferous ducts; these ducts unite to form larger ducts, and these end in a single canal, corresponding with one of the chief subdivisions of the gland.

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  • It is of a pink or brownish hue, its surface wrinkled and provided with secondary papillæ; and it is perforated by from fifteen to twenty orifices, the apertures of the lactiferous ducts.

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  • Microscopically, chicory shows numerous thin-walled parenchymatous cells, lactiferous vessels, and sieve tubes with transverse plates.

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