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.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French mamillaire, or its source, Late Latin mamillaris.



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  • papillary IS the counterpart!

    June 16, 2009