A bulb of epithelial cells that forms from the mammary placode that develops into the mammary gland. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: mammary gland bud lactiferous gland bud

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development notes

produced along the length of the embryonic mammary ridge these buds represent the future locations of the mammary glands. Invagination of ectoderm at each bud leads to the development of epithelial diverticula, later maturing as lactiferous ducts

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milk bud

mammary primordium