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lactiferous

[lak-tif-er-uh s] /lækˈtɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
producing or secreting milk:
lactiferous glands.
2.
conveying milk or a milky fluid:
lactiferous ducts.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < New Latin lactifer that bears milk (see lacti-, -fer) + -ous
Related forms
lactiferousness, noun
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  • Have shown that conventionally described lactiferous sinuses do not, in fact, exist.
British Dictionary definitions for lactiferous

lactiferous

/lækˈtɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
producing, conveying, or secreting milk or a milky fluid: lactiferous ducts
2.
(botany) containing latex; laticiferous
Derived Forms
lactiferousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lactifer, from lact-, lac milk
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lactiferous in Medicine

lactiferous lac·tif·er·ous (lāk-tĭf'ər-əs)
adj.
Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.

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