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breastclick to hear

Female milk-secreting glandular organ; it develops at puberty and increases in size during pregnancy.
breast areola lactiferous duct nipple mammary gland adipose tissue

areola click to hear

Pigmented surface surrounding the nipple.

lactiferous duct click to hear

Canal carrying milk secreted by the mammary gland to the nipple.

nipple click to hear

Cone-shaped or cylindrical erectile protuberance of the breast surrounded by the areola; the lactiferous ducts open into it.

mammary gland click to hear

Organ consisting of some 20 glands (lobes) ensuring secretion of milk.

adipose tissue click to hear

Fatty tissue surrounding the mammary gland and covering the pectoral muscles that support the breast.