Relating to or shaped like a nipple. SYN: mammillare [TA].

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mam·mil·la·ry or mam·il·la·ry 'mam-ə-.ler-ē, ma-'mil-ə-rē adj
1) of, relating to, or resembling the breasts
2) studded with breast-shaped protuberances

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mam·mil·lary (mamґĭ-lar″e) 1. pertaining to or resembling a nipple; spelled also mamillary. 2. pertaining to a nipple. 3. resembling a nipple; spelled also mamillary.

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