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noun, plural mam·mil·lae [ma-mil-ee] /mæˈmɪl i/.
  1. Anatomy. the nipple of the mamma, or breast.
  2. any nipplelike process or protuberance.

Origin of mammilla

1685–95; < Latin: breast, teat, diminutive of mamma mamma2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for mammilla

chest, bosom, nipple, front, bust, udder, mammilla, teat

British Dictionary definitions for mammilla


noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. the US spelling of mamilla
Derived Formsmammillary, adjective
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mammilla in Medicine


n. pl. -mil•lae (-mĭlē)
  1. A nipple or teat.
  2. A nipple-shaped protuberance.
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