teat


teat

noun \ˈtit, ˈtēt\

: the part of a female animal (such as a cow) through which a young animal receives milk

Full Definition of TEAT

1
:  the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an udder or breast :  nipple
2
:  a small projection or a nib (as on a mechanical part)
teat·ed \ˈti-təd, ˈtē-\ adjective

Origin of TEAT

Middle English tete, in part from Old English tit; in part from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tit teat, Middle High German zitze
First Known Use: 12th century

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teat

noun \ˈtit, ˈtēt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEAT

: the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an udder or breast : nipple

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