Definition of Mammary

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the milk-giving gland of the female.

Partainyms: Mamma
Derivative terms: Mamma

Definition of Mammary

1. a. Of or pertaining to the mammæ or breasts; as, the mammary arteries and veins.

Definition of Mammary

1. Adjective. (biology) Of or relating to mamma or breast (of a woman or a female animal). ¹

2. Noun. A mamma (milk-secreting organ of a woman or a female animal). ¹

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Definition of Mammary

1. pertaining to the mammae [adj]

Medical Definition of Mammary

1. Pertaining to the mamma or breast. Origin: L. Mammarius (11 Mar 2007)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammary

mammary (current term)
mammary arteries
mammary branches
mammary calculus
mammary cancer virus of mice
mammary derived growth inhibitor
mammary duct ectasia
mammary ducts
mammary dysplasia
mammary fistula
mammary fold
mammary gland
mammary glands
mammary line

Literary usage of Mammary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Lymphatic Glands of the Thoracic Wall are the intercostal, internal mammary, anterior mediastinal, and posterior mediastinal. The intercostal glands are ..."

2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"The mammary glands, by the secretion of which the young are nourished, are specially developed cutaneous glands. In the Prototheria they differ somewhat ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"mammary Arterial and Venous Concentrations of Serum Insulin in Lactating Dairy ... Presumably for insulin to affect mammary tissue it must be removed from ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1871)
"mammary Abscess and its Remedy.—Dr. Joseph E. Beck, MD, of Lancaster, Ohio, remarks that among all the troubles incident to, or connected with, ..."

5. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"Since the birth of the fetus is followed by active secretion in the mammary glands they adopt further the view that this substance, while promoting the ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"This vessel is joined by the left vertebral, left internal mammary, left inferior thyroid, left thyroidea ima, and the left superior intercostal veins, ..."

7. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Other reports indicate that the herbicide atrazine induces mammary gland tumors in ... (136) have reviewed the NTP's chemically induced mammary gland ..."

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