udder

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noun ud·der \ˈə-dər\

Definition of udder

  1. 1 :  a large pendulous organ consisting of two or more mammary glands enclosed in a common envelope and each provided with a single nipple — see cow illustration

  2. 2 :  mammary gland

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Origin and Etymology of udder

Middle English, from Old English ūder; akin to Old High German ūtar udder, Latin uber, Greek outhar, Sanskrit ūdhar


First Known Use: before 12th century


UDDER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of udder for English Language Learners

  • : the bag-shaped part of a cow, goat, etc., that hangs below the belly and produces milk


UDDER Defined for Kids

udder

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noun ud·der \ˈə-dər\

Definition of udder for Students

  1. :  a large bag-shaped organ (as of a cow) enclosing two or more milk-producing glands each draining into a separate nipple on the lower surface


Medical Dictionary

udder

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noun ud·der \ˈəd-ər\

Medical Definition of udder

  1. :  a large pendulous organ in various mammals and especially a female domestic bovine consisting of two or more mammary glands enclosed in a common envelope and each provided with a single nipple



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