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Pulling the joey from its mother, Midson then cut the mother's teat, on which the joey was still suckling.
Her foodie travelogue is careful and vivid, going well beyond flatbreads and koofteh to sheep’s feet, milk teats and rosewater.
The platypus's milk seeps through pores in its abdomen, not through teats as in all other mammals.
GTC Biotherapeutics, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, has mastered the art of making drugs flow from the teats of livestock.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of teat for English Language Learners
: the part of a female animal (such as a cow) through which a young animal receives milk
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