mammilla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mammilla the small projection of a mammary gland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mammilla (Anat) The nipple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mammilla The nipple of the mammary gland.
    • n mammilla Some nipple-like or mammillary structure.
    • n mammilla In entomology, a small conical process or appendage on a surface; a mammula.
    • n mammilla [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of gastropods.
    • n mammilla In botany, applied specifically
    • n mammilla to tubercles on a plant-surface, as in Mamillaria
    • n mammilla to the apex of the nucleus of an ovule
    • n mammilla to granular prominences on some pollen-grains.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mammilla the nipple of the mammary gland:—pl. Mammil′læ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., dim. of mamma, a breast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.