Mammillate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mammillate (Zoöl) Bounded like a nipple; -- said of the apex of some shells.
    • Mammillate Having small nipples, or small protuberances like nipples or mammæ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mammillate In anatomy and zoology
    • mammillate Having a mammilla or mammillæ; provided with mammillary processes: specifically applied.
    • mammillate in entomology, to the palp of an insect the last joint of which is smaller than the preceding and retracted within it
    • mammillate in conchology, to a shell whose apex is teat-like.
    • mammillate Mammillary in form; shaped like a nipple.
    • mammillate In botany, bearing little nipple-shaped prominences on the surface.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mammillate having a mammilla
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Mammilla
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

I believe no rocks escape scoring, polishing and mammillation in the Alps, though some lose it easily when exposed.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Mammilate: with nipple-like protuberances or processes.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Occurs generally in mammillated concretions.
"The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis" by Frederick Hutton Getman
P. convex, mammillate, squamulose; g. emarginato-adnexed; s. hollow, equal, flexuous; sp.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
Spermaries are produced more readily than ovaries; they are mammillate in form and number from 4 to 24.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
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