Definition of mammilla in English:


Syllabification: mam·mil·la
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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