A mamelon (from French "nipple") is a small
fortified hill. In particular, the term Mamelon was used for one of
the defenses of Sevastopol
the Crimean War
and at the Siege
of Tuyen Quang
A mamelon is also a volcanic
formation formed when a
stiff type of lava
squeezed through a narrow vent in the earth, thus forming a rounded
pile of layers on the surface.
A mamelon is also a small, cusp-like feature on
the occlusal edge of unworn incisor crowns.
mamelon in Swedish: Mamelon