noun (pl) -ties
cosmetic surgery to alter the size or shape of the breast
mammaplasty mam·ma·plas·ty or mam·mo·plas·ty (mām’ə-plās’tē)
Reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery to alter the size or shape of the breast.
[mam-uh-ree] /ˈmæm ə ri/ adjective, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. of or relating to the or breast. /ˈmæmərɪ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast adj. 1680s, from French mammaire (18c.), from Latin mamma “breast,” probably from the child’s word for “mother” (see mamma). mammary mam·ma·ry (mām’ə-rē) adj. Of or relating to a […]
noun 1. . noun, Anatomy. 1. any of several arteries that distribute blood to the muscles and organs of the thorax: used as a replacement artery in coronary bypass surgery. mammary artery n. The internal thoracic artery or the lateral thoracic artery. thoracic artery n.
- Mammary duct
mammary duct n. See lactiferous duct.
- Mammary fold
mammary fold n. See mammary ridge.