teat

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noun \ˈtit, ˈtēt\

Definition of teat

  1. 1 :  the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an udder or breast :  nipple

  2. 2 :  a small projection or a nib (as on a mechanical part)

teated

play \ˈti-təd, ˈtē-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology 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


TEAT Defined for English Language Learners

teat

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noun

Definition of teat for English Language Learners

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


TEAT Defined for Kids

teat

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noun \ˈtit, ˈtēt\

Definition of teat for Students

  1. :  nipple 1 —used mostly of domestic animals


Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈtit, ˈtēt\

Medical Definition of teat

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



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