mammillary

adjective mam·mil·la·ry \ ˈma-mə-ˌler-ē , ma-ˈmi-lə-rē \
variants: or mamillary

Definition of mammillary

1 : of, relating to, or affecting a nipple, breast, or duct of the mammary gland
  • mammillary tissue
  • a mammillary fistula
2 a : resembling a breast or nipple especially in having a rounded shape
  • the mammillary process of a lumbar vertebra
b : studded with breast-shaped protuberances
  • mammillary forms of agate
3 : of or relating to a mammillary body
  • the mammillary region of the brain
  • mammillary nuclei

Origin and Etymology of mammillary

Latin mammilla breast, nipple, diminutive of mamma


Medical Dictionary

mammillary

adjective mam·mil·la·ry
variants: or mamillary play \ˈmam-ə-ˌler-ē, ma-ˈmil-ə-rē\

medical Definition of mammillary

1 : of, relating to, or resembling the breasts
2 : studded with breast-shaped protuberances

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