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 breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 — Relating to or shaped like a nipple. SYN: mammillare [TA]. * * * 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 * * * mam·mil·lary (mamґĭ… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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