There are six mammae, and the pouch is but slightly developed, with two low lateral folds.
The pouch opens backwards, and there are six or eight mammae.
Both pennsylvanicus and californicus normally have four pairs of mammae.
The mammae are thoracic; the placenta discoidal and deciduate.
At no time were her mammae enlarged and she was not lactating or pregnant.
There are four mammae, two on the breast and two upon the abdomen.
The areoles or tufts on the tops of the mammae are large, and the spines are about seven in number, ½ in.
The mammae are arranged in three pairs, pectoral, 1/1; inguinal, 2/2.
By way of answer, he squeezed a couple of the does mammae, and some milk exuded.
The mammae of the female are arranged in four pairs (two abdominal, one pectoral, and one inguinal).
1570s, representing the native form of the reduplication of *ma- that is nearly universal among the Indo-European languages (cf. Greek mamme "mother, grandmother," Latin mamma, Persian mama, Russian and Lithuanian mama "mother," German Muhme "mother's sister," French maman, Welsh mam "mother"). Probably a natural sound in baby-talk, perhaps imitative of sound made while sucking.
Its late appearance in English is curious, but Middle English had mome (mid-13c.) "an aunt; an old woman," also an affectionate term of address for an older woman. In educated usage, the stress is always on the last syllable. In terms of recorded usage of related words in English, mama is from 1707, mum is from 1823, mummy in this sense from 1839, mommy 1844, momma 1852, and mom 1867.
mamma mam·ma (mām'ə)
n. pl. mam·mae (mām'ē)
A mammary gland.