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[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.


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