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pol·y·mas·ti·a

(pol'ē-mas'tē-ă),
In humans, a condition in which more than two breasts are present.
[poly- + G. mastos, breast]
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pol·y·mas·ti·a

(pol'ē-mas'tē-ă)
In humans, a condition in which more than two breasts are present.
Synonym(s): hypermastia (1) , pleomastia, pleomazia.
[poly- + G. mastos, breast]
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polymastia

Having more than two breasts.
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CA at 10 m depth on 15 October 2011; (c) bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana; white arrow) from Castle Rock San Clemente Island, CA at 23 m depth on 21 December 2012; (d) aggregated nipple sponge (Polymastia pacifica) from Long Point, Palos Verdes.
Axillary polymastia. J Am Acad Dermatol 2003; 49(6):1154-1156.
Polymastia is a term used to describe the presence of more than two breasts with or without nipple-areola complex in human beings.
As especies Petromica citrina, Amphimedon viridis, Desmapsamma anchorata, Chondrosia sp., Polymastia janeirensis, Tedania ignis, Aplysina fulva, Mycale angulosa, Hymeniacidon heliophila, Dysidea etheria, Tethya rubra e Tethya maza foram congeladas e liofilizadas logo apos a coleta e posteriormente procedeu-se a extraiao com acetona ou diclorometano.
We used a two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) to model the retention efficiency of sponges against sponge species (seven levels: Dysidea sp., Plakina sp., Polymastia sp., Leucosolenia echinata, Hali-clona sp., Tethya bergguistae, Leucetta sp.) and picoplank-ton (three levels: heterotrophic bacteria, Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus).
Haagensen reported that there is a genetic element to BDAs when he noticed that the occurrence of polymastia or polythelia was inheritable condition [42].
The remnant may also evolve into a complete mammary gland resulting in the condition which is known as polymastia. These glands can develop everywhere along the mammary line.5
It mostly goes Casebook Polymastia Th is is a condition where a person, usually a woman, develops more than two breasts.
DVD Extras: Cast and crew commentary, "Kama Sutra" featurette, "Polymastia - Multiple Mammaries" featurette, "All About Penguins" featurette, "Good Luck Chuckles" featurette, "Frank The Penguin Actor" featurette, "Eleanor Skepple" featurette, "Real Life Good Luck Chuck" featurette, music montages, alternative, deleted and extended scenes, gag reels, ad-libs, Easter Eggs.
DVD Extras: Cast and crew commentary, Kama Sutra featurette, Polymastia - Multiple Mammaries featurette, 'All About Penguins featurette, Good Luck Chuckles featurette, Frank The Penguin Actor featurette, Eleanor Skepple featurette, Real Life Good Luck Chuck featurette, music montages, alternative scenes, deleted and extended scenes, gag reels, ad-libs, Easter Eggs.
Failure of any portion of the mammary ridge to involute can lead to ectopic breast tissue with (polythelia) or without (polymastia) a nipple/areolar complex.
and Polymastia sp.; large anemones (Metridium senile, Tealia sp., or Stomphia careola); various hydroids (Tubularia sp., Obelia sp., Campanularis sp.); northern stone coral, soft coral (Alcyonaria sp.) off New England, and sea whips (Leptogorgia sp.) south of New Jersey where it becomes part of a "live bottom" community that is most common south of Virginia; barnacles; blue mussels, horse mussels Modiolus modiolus in deeper and cooler waters off southern New England; the jingle shell Anomia simplex; bryozoans, including Bugula sp.; skeleton (caprellid) and tubiculous amphipods, such as Jassa falcata; and tubiculous polychaetes, such as Sabellaria vulgaris and Hydroides dianthus.