Meaning of mamillated in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmamɪleɪtɪd/


(also mammillated)
  • 1 technical Covered with rounded protuberances.

    ‘There are three scales of excrement, mammillated areas and larger and smaller ellipsoids.’
    • ‘The egg has a thick, mammillated outer shell that contributes to the parasite's resistance.’
    • ‘The tubercles are mammillated and the surrounding areas apparently are granulated.’
    • ‘Unfertilized eggs are usually more oval, and may have a pronounced mammillated coat or an extremely minimal mammillated layer.’
    • ‘Figure 1 shows one central mamillated area, bordered by parts of two other ones.’
    1. 1.1(of a mineral) mamillary.
      • ‘This would point to the mammillated appearance being caused by a certain amount of attrition on the rough, pointed, matrix gold.’


Mid 18th century from mamilla + the adjectival suffix -ated.