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View synonyms for mammilla

mammilla

[ ma-mil-uh ]

noun

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


mammilla

/ mæˈmɪlə /

noun

  1. the US spelling of mamilla


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmammillary, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mammilla1

1685–95; < Latin: breast, teat, diminutive of mamma mamma 2
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Example Sentences

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

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