One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The nipple of a woman's breast.
- ‘Papillomavirus DNA was present in 25 of 29 samples of breast carcinoma and in 20 of 29 samples from the corresponding mamilla.’
- 1.1 The organ in any mammal corresponding to a woman's nipple.
- 1.2 A nipple-shaped structure.
Late 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of mamma ‘breast’ (see mamma).
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