An emulsion of fat globules within a fluid that is secreted by the mammary gland during lactation. [ ]

Synonyms: mammary gland milk

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

editor note

to axiomatize the different forms of mammary gland secretion an ontology of the phases of pregnancy/lactation is required. Using the existing GO def of lactation is circular.

external ontology notes

ncit:Milk refers specifically to cow milk

homology notes

The detailed similarities of mammary glands in living monotremes, marsupials, and eutherians argue for a monophyletic origin of these glands, perhaps by the combination of parts of preexisting sebaceous and sweat glands.[well established][VHOG]