There are 2 definitions of mamma in English:

mamma1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmamə
 
, məˈmɑː
 
/

noun

  • variant spelling of mama.

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There are 2 definitions of mamma in English:

mamma2

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Pronunciation: /ˈmamə
 
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noun (plural mammae /-miː/)

technical
  • 1A milk-secreting organ of female mammals (in humans, the breast).
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    • The breasts came to be understood as a sign of the anomalous nature of the human body, as other mammals do not have prominent mammae: only human females do.
    • Adult lions have 30 teeth and adult females have four mammae.
    • In general, females have enough mammae for each young in the largest litters to have his or her own.
  • 1.1A corresponding non-secretory structure in male mammals.

Derivatives

mammiform

adjective
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  • The Protoclassic is easy to recognize by the breast-shaped supports, known as mammiform pottery.
  • ProtoClassic pottery, however, is included due to the decorative form of the mammiform supports and the peccary supports that develop in the following century.
  • A single mammiform sherd was found in the surface collection.

Origin

Old English, from Latin, 'breast'.

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