nipple

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

nip·ple

noun \ˈni-pəl\

: either one of the two small, round parts on a person's chest that are darker in color than the area around them

: a rubber or plastic device that is attached to a bottle and that has a small opening from which a baby can suck milk

Full Definition of NIPPLE

1
:  the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn
2
a :  an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nurses
b :  a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated
3
a :  a protuberance resembling or suggesting the nipple of a breast
b :  a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery
4
:  a pipe coupling consisting of a short piece of threaded tubing
nip·pled \-pəld\ adjective

Origin of NIPPLE

earlier neble, nible, probably diminutive of neb, nib
First Known Use: circa 1530

Rhymes with NIPPLE

nip·ple

noun \ˈnip-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NIPPLE

1
: the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn
2
a : an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nurses b : a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated

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