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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Polymastia.

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  • He discusses the idea that woman was meant to bear more than one child at a birth, using as his argument the existence of the double nipple and mamma, to which might be added the not infrequent occurrence of polymazia.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Sneddon, 6.362 who has collected quite a number of cases of polymazia, quotes the case of a woman who had two swellings in each axilla in which gland-structure was made out, but with no external openings, and which had no anatomic connection with the mammary glands proper.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Leichtenstern, who has collected 70 cases of polymazia in females and 22 in males, thinks that accessory breasts or nipples are due to atavism, and that our most remote inferiorly organized ancestors had many breasts, but that by constantly bearing but one child, from being polymastic, females have gradually become bimastic.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Sneddon, who has collected quite a number of cases of polymazia, quotes the case of a woman who had two swellings in each axilla in which gland-structure was made out, but with no external openings, and which had no anatomic connection with the mammary glands proper.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Leichtenstern, who has collected 70 cases of polymazia in females and

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • He discusses the idea that woman was meant to bear more than one child at a birth, using as his argument the existence of the double nipple and mamma, to which might be added the not infrequent occurrence of polymazia.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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