\mˈamə], \mˈamə], \m_ˈa_m_ə]\
Definitions of MAMMA
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A glandular organ, proper to a class of animals- the mammalia- and intended for the secretion of milk. The mammae exist in both sexes, but they acquire a much greater size in the female; especially during pregnancy and lactation. In women, before the age of puberty, the breasts are but little developed. At this period, however, towards the central part of each breast, the skin suddenly changes colour, and assumes a rosy tint. It is of a reddish brown in women who have suckled several children. This circle has a rugous appearance, owing to the presence of sebaceous glands, and is called Areola or Aureola. These glands- Tubercles of the Areola, of Sir Astley Cooper-furnish an unctuous fluid for defending the nipple from the action of the saliva of the sucking infant. In the midst of the aureola is the nipple, a conoidal eminence, of a rosy tint, susceptible of erection, and at the surface of which the galactophorous ducts open. Besides the skin covering them, the breasts are, also, composed of a layer of fatty areolar tissue, more or less thick; of a large gland; excretory ducts; vessels, nerves, etc. See Mammary. In the animal, the mamma is called the Udder, Uber, the Bag. The breasts, plus the space between, are called the bosom, sinus, colpos. At times, these terms are restricted to the space between the breasts. (F.) Sein. Mamma also means a nurse.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland