noun (plural mamillae /maˈmɪliː/)Anatomy
1The nipple of a woman’s breast.
- Papillomavirus DNA was present in 25 of 29 samples of breast carcinoma and in 20 of 29 samples from the corresponding mamilla.
Late 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of mamma 'breast' (see mamma2).
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