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  1. of, relating to, or resembling a mammilla.
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Origin of mammillary

First recorded in 1605–15; mammill(a) + -ary
Related formsin·ter·mam·mil·lar·y, adjectivepost·mam·mil·lar·y, adjective
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Historical Examples of mammillary

  • These geodes, on breaking, often present a mammillary surface.

    Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

  • These are of a circular and mammillary form: they are strewed thickly, like little islets, approximating to each other.

  • It occurs in mammillary rounded masses, with a fibrous structure, and a dull metallic lustre.


    James Geikie

  • A considerable number of the prehistoric dress-fasteners, known as mammillary fibulæ, have been discovered in Ireland.


    H. Clifford Smith,

  • Locality near Adelaide, now showing gold freely in mammillary and dendroidal form.

    Getting Gold

    J. C. F. Johnson