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Lobes

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Updated February 19, 2008

Definition: Part of the milk production (mammary) system within the breast. Fifteen to twenty lobes are arranged beneath the nipple and areola, like petals on a flower. Each lobe contains many smaller parts called lobules, and lobules hold bulbs that actually produce breast milk.
Pronunciation: lobz
Also Known As: mammary lobes
Examples:
Milk ducts carry breast milk from the lobes to the nipple, where the baby can be breastfed.

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