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[mam-uh-ree] /ˈmæm ə ri/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
of or relating to the mamma or breast.
Origin of mammary
1675-85; mamm(a)2 + -ary
Related forms
intermammary, adjective
postmammary, adjective
submammary, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web 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.
British Dictionary definitions for mammary


of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast
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Word Origin and History for mammary

1680s, from French mammaire (18c.), from Latin mamma "breast," probably from the child's word for "mother" (see mamma).

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mammary in Medicine

mammary mam·ma·ry (mām'ə-rē)
Of or relating to a breast or mamma.

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