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nipple (nip´l)

A wartlike 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.papilla mammae [NA], mamilla (2), papilla of breast, teat (1), thele, thelium (3); [dim. of A.S. neb, beak, nose (?)]
aortic n. colloq. term for the radiographic appearance of the left superior intercostal or accessory hemiazygos vein as a bump on the aortic knob.


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