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mammary

[mam-uh-ree]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. of or relating to the mamma or breast.
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Origin of mammary

First recorded in 1675–85; mamm(a)2 + -ary
Related formsin·ter·mam·ma·ry, adjectivepost·mam·ma·ry, adjectivesub·mam·ma·ry, adjective
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Historical Examples of submammary

  • Submammary, sub-mam′a-ri, adj. situated under the mamm or paps.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for submammary

mammary

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast
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Word Origin and History for submammary

mammary

adj.

1680s, from French mammaire (18c.), from Latin mamma "breast," probably from the child's word for "mother" (see mamma).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

submammary in Medicine

mammary

(mămə-rē)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a breast or mamma.
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