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Teat vs. Nipple

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Teatnoun

The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.

Nipplenoun

(anatomy) The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.

Teatnoun

An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

Nipplenoun

A mechanical device through which liquids or gases can be passed in a regulated manner.

Teatnoun

The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit.

Nipplenoun

An artificial nipple (definition 1) used for bottle-feeding infants.

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Teatnoun

A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal.

Nipplenoun

Any small physical protrusion, such as the lumps on the F and J keys on American keyboards.

Teatnoun

the small projection of a mammary gland

Nipplenoun

Any small physical protrusion on an automotive, a machine part or any other part that fits into a groove on another part.

Teatnoun

a nipple of the mammary gland of a female mammal, from which the milk is sucked by the young.

Nipplenoun

A perforated segment that fits into the muzzle of a breech-loading gun, on which the percussion cap is fixed.

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Teatnoun

a thing resembling a teat or nipple, especially a perforated plastic bulb by which an infant or young animal can suck milk from a bottle.

Nipplenoun

A short tube threaded at both ends, used as a connector.

Teat

A teat is the projection from the mammary glands of mammals from which milk flows or is ejected for the purpose of feeding young. In many mammals the teat projects from the udder.

Nipplenoun

An internally threaded piece which holds a bicycle spoke in place on the rim.

‘Turn the nipples on to the bicycle spokes only one turn, for each spoke on the new wheel all the way around until they are all snug, then check alignment.’;

Nippleverb

(transitive) To fit (a baby's bottle, etc.) with a nipple.

Nippleverb

(transitive) To give one's nipple to (a baby) to allow breastfeeding.

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Nipplenoun

The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.

Nipplenoun

The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.

Nipplenoun

Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.

Nipplenoun

A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.

Nipplenoun

the small projection of a mammary gland

Nipplenoun

the small projection in which the mammary ducts of female mammals terminate and from which milk can be secreted.

Nipplenoun

the vestigial structure in a male that corresponds to the nipple of a female mammal.

Nipplenoun

the teat of a feeding bottle

‘it is crucial to remove the cap or nipple of the baby's bottle before heating’;

Nipplenoun

a small projection on a device, especially one from which oil or other fluid is dispensed

‘the centralized greasing point comprises a bank of seven nipples’;

Nipplenoun

a short section of pipe with a screw thread at each end for coupling

‘install a threaded nipple between the valve outlet and the shut-off inlet’;

Nipple

The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which, in females, milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts to feed an infant. The milk can flow through the nipple passively or it can be ejected by smooth muscle contractions that occur along the ductal system.

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