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 corresponding organ in any mammal.
- 1.2 A nipple-shaped structure.
Late 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of mamma ‘breast’ (see mamma).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.