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noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
a nipple or teat
any nipple-shaped part or prominence
Derived Forms
mamillary, (US) mammillary, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, diminutive of mamma breast
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mamilla ma·mil·la (mā-mĭl'ə)
n. pl. ma·mil·lae (-mĭl'ē)

  1. A small rounded elevation resembling the female breast.

  2. See nipple.

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