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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  • Mammillary — Mam mil*la*ry, a. [Cf. F. mammilaire. See {Mammilla}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammillary — 1. adjective /ˈmamɪləɹi/ a) Resembling a breast or nipple in shape or form. On the other hand, no woman who had ever borne a child (even in her own childhood) could be accepted, no matter how free she was of mammilary blemishes. b) Pertaining to… …   Wiktionary

  • mammillary — ˈmaməˌlerē, ri adjective Etymology: Latin mammilla breast, nipple + English ary more at mammilla 1. : of or relatng to the breasts 2. a. : having the form of a rounded eminence …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammillary — adjective Etymology: Latin mammilla breast, nipple, diminutive of mamma Date: 1669 1. of, relating to, or resembling the breasts 2. studded with breast shaped protuberances …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mammillary — /mam euh ler ee/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a mammilla. [1605 15; MAMMILL(A) + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mammillary — adj. of or pertaining to a nipple, shaped like a nipple …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mammillary — mam·mil·lary …   English syllables

  • mammillary — /ˈmæmələri/ (say mamuhluhree) adjective Chiefly US → mamillary …   Australian-English dictionary

  • mammillary body — n either of two small rounded eminences on the underside of the brain behind the tuber cinereum forming the terminals of the anterior pillars of the fornix called also corpus albicans …   Medical dictionary

  • mammillary arteries — mammillary arteries …   Medical dictionary

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