[ ma-mil-uh ]
/ mæˈmɪl ə /
noun, plural mam·mil·lae [ma-mil-ee] /mæˈmɪl i/.
Anatomy. the nipple of the mamma, or breast.
any nipplelike process or protuberance.
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Origin of mammilla
1685–95; < Latin: breast, teat, diminutive of mamma mamma2
Words nearby mammilla
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British Dictionary definitions for mammilla
/ (mæˈmɪlə) /
noun plural -lae (-liː)
the US spelling of mamilla
Derived forms of mammillamammillary, adjective
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Medical definitions for mammilla
[ mă-mĭl′ə ]
n. pl. -mil•lae (-mĭl′ē)
A nipple or teat.
A nipple-shaped protuberance.
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