mammary

adjective
mam·​ma·​ry | \ˈma-mə-rē \

Definition of mammary 

: of, relating to, lying near, or affecting the mammae

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Since 1888 generations of women have shopped and been traumatized at this mammary mecca. Nora Zelevansky, Town & Country, "To Have and Have Not," 4 Jan. 2013 If your dog does develop a tumor, surgery is the standard of care for mammary tumors. Texas A&m University, Houston Chronicle, "Pet Talk: Mammary tumors in dogs," 20 June 2018 Their collaboration further showed a connection between hormones and cancer: mammary tumors decreased in female mice with ovariectomies while the tumors increased in pregnant mice. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn," 20 Mar. 2018 Recently, masses were discovered on Carlee's mammary glands. Marc Lester, Alaska Dispatch News, "Dog people," 25 Aug. 2017 For girls, pyometra (uterine infections) and mammary tumors are the biggest risk. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Spay or neuter your dog? Vet says you don’t have to but you should," 13 July 2017 Male Bornean fruit bats have milk-producing mammary glands; female hyenas have a pseudo-penis. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Animals Get Freaky at Museum of Sex," 24 July 2008

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First Known Use of mammary

1615, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for mammary

mammary

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mammary

: of or relating to the breasts

mammary

adjective
mam·​ma·​ry | \ˈmam-ə-rē \

Medical Definition of mammary 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, lying near, or affecting the mammae

mammary

noun
plural mammaries

Medical Definition of mammary (Entry 2 of 2)

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