mammary [mam-uh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

  1. of or relating to the mamma or breast.

Origin of mammary First recorded in 1675–85; mamm(a)2 + -ary Related formsin·ter·mam·ma·ry, adjectivepost·mam·ma·ry, adjectivesub·mam·ma·ry, adjective Examples from the Web for mammary Contemporary Examples of mammary

  • There is a long history of the mammary glands as comedy fodder.

    Women, It’s Time to Reclaim Our Breasts

    Emily Shire

    September 9, 2014

  • By discussing her mammary travails so openly, Jolie runs the risk of messing with the fantasy.

    Angelina’s Bold Boob Move

    Michelle Cottle

    May 14, 2013

  • But the world wants to define me by my mammary glands and melanin.

    There Is an Audience for Our Films: Four African-American Female Filmmakers Speak Out

    Lorenza Muñoz

    December 4, 2012

  • None of the judges seem quite prepared to handle the mammary movement, except Simon, who is not amused.

    Best and Worst American Idol Auditions

    The Daily Beast Video

    January 21, 2010

  • Historical Examples of mammary

  • Tight clothes that cause degeneration of the mammary glands, are prohibited.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • The Mammary Glands arise in essentially the same manner as the other glands of the skin.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Among the external organs are also generally included the mons Veneris and the breasts or mammary glands.


    William J. Robinson

  • The mammary mirror is of the greater value, yet the rising mirror is not to be disregarded.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 275


  • But all are nourished for a longer or shorter time by the milk secreted by the mammary gland of the mother.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • British Dictionary definitions for mammary mammary adjective

    1. of, relating to, or like a mamma or breast

    Word Origin and History for mammary adj.

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

    mammary in Medicine mammary [măm′ə-rē] adj.

    1. Of or relating to a breast or mamma.

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