mamelon


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mamelon

[′mam·ə·lən]
(biology)
Any dome-shaped protrusion or elevation.
(geology)
A small, rounded volcano which forms over a vent as a result of the slow extrusion of viscous, silicic lava.
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The Mamelon has fallen, the Malakoff will go next, for the White Works command it, and then the allies will be within 800 yards of the ships, the arsenal and the dockyards.
Un ecoulement d'un seul mamelon peut etre le signe de cancer du sein, en particulier s'il se manifeste sans qu'il n'y ait de compression du mamelon et s'il contient du sang ou s'il est verdatre.
Crown and bridge work now includes mamelons for anterior work that help the lab technician to make his work significantly more life-like.
Because of these systems, large areas of land were no longer suitable for agriculture, as the result of the digging of channels, the excavating of earth mamelons, the transformation of land into marshy and salty soils.
He entered in to the fourth house and found women hanging from their mamelons (daddehen or breasts).