Definition of mamillated in English:

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mamillated

Pronunciation: /ˈmamɪleɪtɪd/
(also mammillated)

adjective

technical
1Covered with rounded protuberances.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • This would point to the mammillated appearance being caused by a certain amount of attrition on the rough, pointed, matrix gold.

Derivatives

mamillate

adjective
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: mam|il¦lated

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