from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of Cactaceæ, the cactus family, and of the tribe Echinocacteæ.
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The structures contained in it have already been described; from behind forward, they are the posterior perforated substance, corpora mamillaria, tuber cinereum, infundibulum, and hypophysis.
The corpora mamillaria arise as a single thickening, which becomes divided into two by a median furrow during the third month.
Into the ventral part longitudinal fibers from the hippocampus pass to the lamina terminalis, and through that structure to the corpora mamillaria; these fibers constitute the fornix.
From the basal laminæ of the diencephalon the pars mamillaris hypothalami is developed; this comprises the corpora mamillaria and the posterior part of the tuber cinereum.
They were the _mamillaria_ of Quackenboss -- dome-shaped, and some of them ten feet in diameter.
I remembered his having told me -- for a similarity of tastes frequently brought us into conversation -- of his having discovered, but a few days before, a new and singular species of _mamillaria_.