Definition of Mammillary

1. a. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.



Definition of Mammillary

1. Adjective. Resembling a breast or nipple in shape or form. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the nipples. ¹

3. Noun. (geology speleology) A carbonate coating formed through the precipitation of calcium carbonate onto existing rock below the water surface in cave pools. ¹

4. Noun. (anatomy) A mammillary body, one of a pair of small round bodies, located on the undersurface of the brain, that form part of the limbic system. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mammillary

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Mammillary

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid. 2. Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances. Origin: Cf. F. Mammilaire. See Mammilla. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammillary

mammeys
mammie
mammies
mammifer
mammiferous
mammifers
mammiform
mammil-
mammilated
mammilla
mammillae
mammillaplasty
mammillaria
mammillaries
mammillariform
mammillary (current term)
mammillary bodies
mammillary body
mammillate
mammillated
mammilliform
mammillitis
mammilloid
mammillothalamic
mammitides
mammitis
mammo-
mammock
mammocked
mammocking

Literary usage of Mammillary

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"At first, while the murmur was present, the apex-beat could be detected outside of the mammillary line. Later, at, the end of the examination, ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1858)
"Unequal aggregation of crystals formed would produce the concretionary and mammillary masses into which the balls were converted ; and it seems probable ..."

3. Exotic Conchology: Or, Figures and Descriptions of Rare, Beautiful, Or by William Swainson, Sylvanus Charles Thorp Hanley (1841)
"... unarmed, smooth and ventricose ; the spire short, thick, conical, mammillary and composed of five or six whorls, of which the last is very large, ..."

4. A System of Human Anatomy by John Gordon (1815)
"The mammillary Eminences are formed of Greyish-Brown Matter, surrounded completely by a layer, about a twentieth of an inch thick, of Orange-White Matter. ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1844)
"cut in its long axis, I find one large glandular looking body : it formed the projecting mammillary looking point seen in fig. 1. ..."

6. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish by William Robert Wilde, Royal Irish Academy Museum (1862)
"... in the Academy's Collection, 11 in Case C, 27 in D, 5 in E, and 3 in F. mammillary ... mammillary ..."

7. A System of Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent Discoveries: Comprising by James Dwight Dana (1850)
"Imperfect crystallizations : stalactitic and mammillary forms ; often massive, impalpable, or coarse granular. Sometimes coarsely tabular. ..."

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