mammo-, mamm-, mammi-
(Greek Latin: breast)
Mother or breast, formed with reduplifcation for infants' babbling. It also refers to the mammary gland, the milk-secreting organ of mammals (normally only in females).
Etymologically, mammal denotes an "animal that suckles its young". The word is a derivative of mammalia, the term for that whole class of animals, coined by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus from Latin mammalis "of the breast", which has been traced back to a prehistoric Indo-European element mamma.
An operation to remove the whole breast.
Pain in the breast.
A record of a mammograph which is the technique or procedure for diagnosing and locating abnormalities of the breasts by means of X-rays; an examination by this technique.
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