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mammillary

[′ma·mə‚ler·ē]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the nipple.
Breast- or nipple-shaped.
(mineralogy)
Of or pertaining to an aggregate of crystals in the form of a rounded mass.
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Our results provide insight into the candidate genes involved in the mamillary layer formation and calcification that is crucial to the mechanical properties of avian eggshells.
Autopsy showed a small focus of perivascular lymphocyte cuffing in the mamillary bodies of the brain, consistent with viral encephalitis.
Mamillary was a technical term for any nipple-like projection and came to be applied to the papilla of the tongue and nostrils.
One class of amnesia is associated with damage to the hippocampus and amygdala; the second implicates diencephallic regions including the thalamus and its projections to the medial frontal lobes via the mamillary bodies (e.
Mitridatite occurs at Sapucaia as mamillary to spongy crusts of coalescent globules that are composed of small, soft, bright needles or earthy masses.
Memory processes occur throughout most of the brain (striped area) but certain areas within and bordering on the limbic system - notably the hippocampus and mamillary bodies - appear indispensable to memory.
Approximately half the fibers descend toward the anterior commissure; the rest branch to the thalamus, the mamillary bodies, the midbrain tegmentum and the reticular formation.
Photo: Autistic (A) and control (C) sections of limbic area known as the mamillary body.
On the sagittal T2-weighted image with FLAIR, an increased signal was noted in the parietal cortex in the post-central gyrus and fornix, mamillary bodies and peri-aqueductal region.