lactiferous[lak tif′ər əs]
lactiferous definition by Webster's New World
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- yielding or conveying milk
- forming a milky fluid
Origin: Late Latin lactifer ; from Classical Latin lac (see lacto-) plush ferre, to bear plush -ous
lactiferous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.
- Botany Yielding latex.
- lac·tifˈer·ous·ness noun
lactiferous - Medical Definition
Producing, secreting, or conveying milk.