Definition of mamillated in English:

mamillated

Line breaks: mam|il¦lated
Pronunciation: /ˈmamɪleɪtɪd
 
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(also mammillated)

adjective

technical
  • 1Covered with rounded protuberances.
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    • There are three scales of excrement, mammillated areas and larger and smaller ellipsoids.
    • The egg has a thick, mammillated outer shell that contributes to the parasite's resistance.
    • The tubercles are mammillated and the surrounding areas apparently are granulated.
  • 1.1(Of a mineral) mamillary.
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    • This would point to the mammillated appearance being caused by a certain amount of attrition on the rough, pointed, matrix gold.

Derivatives

mamillate

adjective
More example sentences
  • The outer surface of two parts yield numerous mamillate protrusions, which are larger and sparser on the calyx than those on the stalk.
  • Near the apex the free walls project in rounded or mammillate form but later collapse, leaving the firm lateral walls in position.
  • The leaf blades are stiff, glaucous to gray with strongly mammillate margins.

Origin

mid 18th century: from mamilla + the adjectival suffix -ated.

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