The solid cord of epithelial cells that emerges from the mammary bud and grows down from the primary mammary mesenchyme and into a second stromal compartment, the fat pad precursor, beneath the dermis. [ MP:0013725 ]

Synonyms: mammary cord lactiferous gland cord

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Term information

has related synonym

mammary sprout



taxon notes

in female mouse embryos, the primary mammary cord (aka 'mammary sprout') is formed between E15.5 and E16.5; once the primary cord reaches the adipocytes of the fat pad (around E16), it begins to branch in a characteristic dichotomous fashion to form the initial ductal tree