variants or mammillated or less commonly mamillate
or mamillated
: having nipples or small protuberances like nipples
: having the form of a bluntly rounded protuberance
usually mammillated : having a hummocky rock surface with many smoothly rounded knobs or mounds formed especially as a result of glacial erosion
the mammillated variety of glaciated surfaceC. A. Cotton

Word History


Late Latin mammillatus, mamillatus, from Latin mammilla, mamilla breast, nipple + -atus -ate, -ated

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mammillate was in 1741

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“Mammillate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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