from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling a breast or nipple in shape or form.
- adj. Pertaining to the nipples.
- n. A carbonate coating formed through the precipitation of calcium carbonate onto existing rock below the water surface in cave pools.
- n. A mammillary body, one of a pair of small round bodies, located on the undersurface of the brain, that form part of the limbic system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.
- adj. Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a mamma, pap, dug, or teat.
- Resembling a nipple.
- Studded with mammiform protuberances; having rounded projections, as a mineral composed of convex concretions in form somewhat resembling breasts.
The nuclei called mammillary bodies are involved in olfactory reflexes and emotional response to odours
What’s especially interesting is that right next to the hypothalamus, where the feeding and satiety chemicals NPY and CART are produced, is a part of the brain called the mammillary body because it looks like a pair of breasts.
Their mammillary bodies -- globe-like structures in the brain which play a role in long-term memory -- get smaller.
The nearby mammillary body literally shaped like a nipple is part of our limbic system, where we store memories and emotions–just the right combination to create a craving for a favorite food.
Sometimes gold, evidently of reef origin, is found in the alluvial; but in that case it is generally fine as regards the size of the particles, more or less sharp-edged, or crystalline in form if recently shed; while such gold is often of poorer quality than the true alluvial which occurs in mammillary (breast-like) nuggets, and is of a higher degree of purity as gold.
In various shapes, from sharp-edged crystals to mammillary-shaped nuggets of wood-tin; from masses of 30 lbs. weight to
It is always more or less mammillary, but at times, owing to causes which I have not yet quite satisfied myself upon, is decidedly dendroidal, as may be seen in one of the specimens which I have submitted to members.
But the heavy, true alluvial gold, in great pure masses, mammillary, or botryoidal (like a bunch of grapes) in shape, have assuredly been formed by accretion on some metallic base, from gold salts in solution, probably chloride, but possibly sulphide.
Locality near Adelaide, now showing gold freely in mammillary and dendroidal form.
The formation of these salts had exerted sufficient force to burst open the gold coating, which upon the outside had the mammillary form noticed by