[mam-uh-ree] /ˈmæm ə ri/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology.
of or relating to the or breast.
of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast
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)
Of or relating to a breast or mamma.
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.
noun 1. any of the compound accessory reproductive organs of female mammals that occur in pairs on the chest or ventral surface and contain milk-producing lobes with ducts that empty into an external nipple, becoming functional when young are born and secreting milk for the duration of suckling. noun 1. any of the milk-producing glands […]