mamilla

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mamilla

(mæˈmɪlə) or

mammilla

n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Anatomy) a nipple or teat
2. (Zoology) a nipple or teat
3. any nipple-shaped part or prominence
[C17: from Latin, diminutive of mamma breast]
ˈmamillary, ˈmammillary adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mamilla - the small projection of a mammary glandmamilla - the small projection of a mammary gland
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
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Bastano alcuni tratti--come la descrizione del petto: "pectore ampio planoque ubi os nullum cernitur, in quo mamillae rotundae decenti mensura correspondentes suavissimo fragrantes odore persicis pomis persimiles redolent", oppure quella della parte inferiore del ventre "ventre sub pectore decenti, et latere cui secretiora correspondeant; amplis et perrotundis coxendicibus" (Nifo, 2003: 15-19) (3)--per non sentire il bisogno di sottolineare la differenza dalla tradizionale descriptio puellae.
Presence of papillomavirus sequences in condylomatous lesions of the mamillae and in invasive carcinoma of the breast.
53, 1 Quando in parte sinistra mamillae pulsum fecerit cor, ita ut nimium saliat, hunc conuenit Martio mense flebotomare et murram accipere, in titillo ne sudor prouocetur.