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teat

 (tēt, tĭt)
n.
A nipple of the mammary gland; a mamilla.

[Middle English tete, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]

teat′ed adj.
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teat

(tiːt)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. the nipple of a mammary gland
b. (in cows, etc) any of the projections from the udder through which milk is discharged. See nipple
2. something resembling a teat in shape or function, such as the rubber mouthpiece of a feeding bottle
[C13: from Old French tete, of Germanic origin; compare Old English titt, Middle High German zitze]
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teat

(tit, tɪt)

n.
1. the protuberance on the breast or udder in female mammals, through which the milk ducts discharge; nipple.
2. something resembling a teat.
[1250–1300; Middle English tete < Old French < Germanic; see tit2]
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teat

(tēt, tĭt)
A projection near the center of the mammary gland of most female mammals that contains the outlets of the milk ducts.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teat - the small projection of a mammary glandteat - the small projection of a mammary gland
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
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Translations
حَلَمَة الثَّدي
bradavkastruk
dievorte
nännitutti
geirvarta
tešmuo
pups
bröstvårtatuta
meme başı

teat

[tiːt] N [of bottle] → tetina f; [of animal] → teta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

teat

[ˈtiːt] ntétine f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

teat

n (of animal)Zitze f; (of woman)Brustwarze f; (Brit, on baby’s bottle) → (Gummi)sauger m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

teat

[tiːt] n (of bottle) → tettarella; (of animal) → capezzolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

teat

(tiːt) noun
the part of a female animal's breast or udder through which milk passes to the young; the nipple.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

teat

n. tetilla.
1. glándula mamaria;
2. pezón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

teat

n pezón m, teta; [Note: teta, like teat, is a veterinary term that can be offensive when applied to people.]
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References in classic literature ?
Come, thou jolly substance, with thy shining face, keep back thy inspiration, but hold forth thy tempting rewards; thy shining, chinking heap; thy quickly convertible bank-bill, big with unseen riches; thy often-varying stock; the warm, the comfortable house; and, lastly, a fair portion of that bounteous mother, whose flowing breasts yield redundant sustenance for all her numerous offspring, did not some too greedily and wantonly drive their brethren from the teat. Come thou, and if I am too tasteless of thy valuable treasures, warm my heart with the transporting thought of conveying them to others.
Cast the bantling on the rocks, Suckle him with the she-wolf's teat, Wintered with the hawk and fox.
Their large-veined udders hung ponderous as sandbags, the teats sticking out like the legs of a gipsy's crock; and as each animal lingered for her turn to arrive the milk oozed forth and fell in drops to the ground.
The wild-ox revelled in dense herbage that often concealed his whole body; gray, black, and yellow elephants of the most gigantic size burst headlong, like a living hurricane, through the forests, breaking, rending, tearing down, devastating every thing in their path; upon the woody slopes of the hills trickled cascades and springs flowing northward; there, too, the hippopotami bathed their huge forms, splashing and snorting as they frolicked in the water, and lamantines, twelve feet long, with bodies like seals, stretched themselves along the banks, turning up toward the sun their rounded teats swollen with milk.
So again there are normally four developed and two rudimentary teats in the udders of the genus Bos, but in our domestic cows the two sometimes become developed and give milk.
The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob: -- a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.
Empress of this fair World, resplendent EVE, Easie to mee it is to tell thee all What thou commandst, and right thou shouldst be obeyd: I was at first as other Beasts that graze The trodden Herb, of abject thoughts and low, As was my food, nor aught but food discern'd Or Sex, and apprehended nothing high: Till on a day roaving the field, I chanc'd A goodly Tree farr distant to behold Loaden with fruit of fairest colours mixt, Ruddie and Gold: I nearer drew to gaze; When from the boughes a savorie odour blow'n, Grateful to appetite, more pleas'd my sense Then smell of sweetest Fenel, or the Teats Of Ewe or Goat dropping with Milk at Eevn, Unsuckt of Lamb or Kid, that tend thir play.
"Animals away from the main group, hungry calves, and swollen teats and udders are obvious signs of a problem which needs immediate investigation, as the earlier the problem is identified, the greater the chance of saving the area."
A milking cow that is down should be provided with a clean plastic surface for the udder to lie on for the first one hour after every milking to allow the teat canal opening to close fully.