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mamilla

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Pronunciation: /maˈmɪlə
 
/
(also mammilla)

Definition of mamilla in English:

noun (plural mamillae /-liː/)

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

Origin

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

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