mammillary [mam-uh-ler-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of, relating to, or resembling a mammilla.
Origin of mammillary First recorded in 1605–15; mammill(a) + -ary Related formsin·ter·mam·mil·lar·y, adjectivepost·mam·mil·lar·y, adjective Examples from the Web for mammillary Historical Examples of mammillary
These geodes, on breaking, often present a mammillary surface.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
These are of a circular and mammillary form: they are strewed thickly, like little islets, approximating to each other.
John Collins Warren
It occurs in mammillary rounded masses, with a fibrous structure, and a dull metallic lustre.
A considerable number of the prehistoric dress-fasteners, known as mammillary fibulæ, have been discovered in Ireland.
H. Clifford Smith,
Locality near Adelaide, now showing gold freely in mammillary and dendroidal form.
J. C. F. Johnson