mamillate


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mamillate

(ˈmæmɪˌleɪt) ,

mamillated

,

mammillate

or

mammillated

adj
1. (Anatomy) having nipples or nipple-like protuberances
2. (Zoology) having nipples or nipple-like protuberances
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Found just above low tide, the gelatinous colonies produce the millimeter-sized warts or nipples that give this microbial carpet its name: mamillate mat.
Amorphous carbonate, a poorly known type of carbonate mineral, precipitates within the enveloping gel of the cyanobacterium Enthophysalis major, the most important organism involved in building the abundant and robust, mamillate mats of these stromatolites.