teat


teat

noun

  1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, except the monotremes, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple or mammilla.
  2. something resembling a teat.

noun

    1. the nipple of a mammary gland
    2. (in cows, etc) any of the projections from the udder through which milk is dischargedSee nipple
  1. something resembling a teat in shape or function, such as the rubber mouthpiece of a feeding bottle

n.mid-13c., from Old French tete “teat” (12c.), from Proto-Germanic *titta (source of Old English titt, see tit). n.

  1. nipple
  2. The female breast; mamma.
  3. A papilla.

  1. A small projection near the center of the mammary gland of many female mammals that contains the outlet of the milk ducts. Each teat contains a single milk duct, while nipples each contain more than one.

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