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mammilla

[ ma-mil-uh ]
/ mæˈmɪl ə /
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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 mammamamma2
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How to use mammilla in a sentence

  • A genus composed of Natica Mammilla, and other similar species, with mammillated spires, and the umbilicus filled with enamel.

    A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby

British Dictionary definitions for mammilla

mammilla
/ (mæˈmɪlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː)
the US spelling of mamilla

Derived forms of mammilla

mammillary, adjective
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Medical definitions for mammilla

mammilla
[ mă-mĭlə ]

n. pl. -mil•lae (-mĭlē)
A nipple or teat.
A nipple-shaped protuberance.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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