papilla mammae


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nip·ple

(nip'ĕl), [TA]
A bulblike or buttonlike projection at the apex of the breast on the surface of which the lactiferous ducts open; it is surrounded by a circular pigmented area, the areola.
Synonym(s): papilla mammae [TA], mammilla (2) , papilla of breast, teat (1) , thele, thelium (3)
[dim. of A.S. neb, beak, nose (?)]

papilla mammae, papilla mammaria

See nipple.

papilla mammae

The nipple of the mammary gland.
See also: papilla