mammary

[mam-uh-ree]
adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
of or pertaining to the mamma or breast.

Origin:
1675–85; mamm(a)2 + -ary

intermammary, adjective
postmammary, adjective
submammary, adjective
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mammary (ˈmæmərɪ)
 
adj
of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast

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mammary
1682, from Fr. mammaire, from L. mamma "breast," probably from the child's word for "mother."
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mammary mam·ma·ry (mām'ə-rē)
adj.
Of or relating to a breast or mamma.

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Example sentences for mammary
This article deals with the human breast for other animals, see udder and mammary gland.
In women, the larger mammary glands within the breast produce the milk.
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