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Mammillary

Mammillary

1. Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.

2. (Science: chemical) Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances.

Origin: cf. F. Mammilaire. See mammilla.


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How are memories created?

Neuron do not divide to store memories. Your short term memories start off at the hippocampus/mammillary body area, encoded as electron charges in the cells. Then through a pathway it reaches the cortex and become permanent long term memories in the form of peptides.

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