name: mammary gland formation
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def: "The process pertaining to the initial formation of the mammary gland from unspecified parts. The process begins with formation of the mammary line and ends when the solid mammary bud invades the primary mammary mesenchyme." [GOC:dph, PMID:16168142, PMID:17120154]
synonym: "mammary bud formation" RELATED [GOC:dph]
synonym: "mammary line formation" NARROW [GOC:dph]
synonym: "mammary placode formation" NARROW [GOC:dph]
synonym: "mammary sprout formation" RELATED [GOC:dph]
is_a: GO:0048646 ! anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis
relationship: part_of: GO:0060443 ! mammary gland morphogenesis
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