Definition of mammilla in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈmilə/
(also mamilla)

noun (plural mammillae /-ˈmilē/ /-ˈmilˌī/)

1The nipple of a woman’s breast.
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  • Papillomavirus DNA was present in 25 of 29 samples of breast carcinoma and in 20 of 29 samples from the corresponding mamilla.
1.1The corresponding organ in any mammal.
1.2A nipple-shaped structure.


Late 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of mamma 'breast' (see mamma2).

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Syllabification: mam·mil·la

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