Mammary
Mammary Mam"ma*ry, a. [Cf. F. mammaire.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the mamm[ae] or breasts; as, the mammary arteries and veins. [1913 Webster]

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  • mammary — (adj.) 1680s, from Fr. mammaire (18c.), from L. mamma breast, probably from the child s word for mother (see MAMMA (Cf. mamma)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mammary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the human female breasts or the milk secreting organs of other mammals. ► NOUN (pl. mammaries) informal ▪ a breast. ORIGIN from Latin mamma breast …   English terms dictionary

  • mammary — [mam′ə rē] adj. designating or of the milk secreting glands; of the mammae …   English World dictionary

  • mammary — 1. adjective /ˈmæməɹi/ Of or relating to mamma or breast (of a woman or a female animal). mammary arteries and veins 2. noun /ˈmæməɹi/ A mamma (milk secreting organ of a woman or a female animal). See Also: mamma …   Wiktionary

  • mammary — Relating to the breasts. * * * mam·ma·ry mam ə rē adj of, relating to, lying near, or affecting the mammae mammary n, pl maries MAMMARY GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • mammary — mam|ma|ry [ˈmæməri] adj [only before noun] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: mamma; MAMMAL] connected with or relating to the breasts ▪ normal mammary tissue ▪ mammary cancer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mammary — [[t]mæ̱məri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Mammary means relating to the breasts. [TECHNICAL] This stimulates the mammary glands after childbirth to produce milk …   English dictionary

  • mammary — mam•ma•ry [[t]ˈmæm ə ri[/t]] adj. anat. of or pertaining to mammae or mammary glands • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • mammary — adj. of the human female breasts or milk secreting organs of other mammals. Phrases and idioms: mammary gland the milk producing gland of female mammals. Etymology: MAMMA(2) + ARY(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammary — adjective Date: 1682 of, relating to, lying near, or affecting the mammae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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