Definition of mammillated in English:


Syllabification: mam·mil·lat·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈmaməˌlātid
(also mamillated)


  • 1Covered with rounded mounds or lumps.
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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 minerals) mammillary.
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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.



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  • 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.


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

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