Teat vs. Teet - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Teat and Teet is that the Teat is a The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted and Teet is an Estonian masculine given name.


  • Teat

    A teat is the projection from the udder or 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. The number of teats vary by mammalian species and often corresponds to the size of an average litter for that animal. In some cases, milk is removed from the teat of a female animal for the purpose of human consumption. The quality of some domesticated animals is determined by the establishment of desired characteristics, such as teat size and placement.

  • Teet

    Teet is an Estonian masculine given name. People with the name Teet include: Teet Allas (born 1977), Estonian professional footballer Teet Järvi (born 1958), Estonian cellist Teet Kask (born 1968), Estonian choreographer


  • Teat (noun)

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

  • Teat (noun)

    An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Teat (noun)

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

  • Teat (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  • Teat (noun)

    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.

  • Teat (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Teat (noun)

    the small projection of a mammary gland



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