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
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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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Changes in the calcium reserve body - an essential sub-compartment of mammillae - consistent with it being an early, primary source of calcium essential for embryonic skeletal growth.
The sources of cross contamination could be unwashed udder and teat (mammillae), poor sanitation of milking area (pen or stable as farm building for housing dairy cows), equipments and tools.