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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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Both right mamillary and transverse processes were considerably more reduced than those observed in the vertebrae for Individuals 1 and 2.
It is known that the mamillary layer is the base of calcite crystal nucleation and crystal growth, and the palisade layer is the main part of the calcified shell, both of which affect global eggshell quality (Reyes-Grajeda et al., 2004; Jonchere et al., 2010).
The lumbar portions of the iliocostalis and longissimus attach to the mamillary, accessory and transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae and apart from a small number of medial slips of the longissimus, the iliocostalis and longissimus do not have superior attachments in the lumbar spine (Macintosh et al., 1986).
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.g.
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.[14]
Photo: Autistic (A) and control (C) sections of limbic area known as the mamillary body.