|1.||mamilla, papilla, Also called: teat the small conical projection in the centre of the areola of each breast, which in women contains the outlet of the milk ductsRelated: mamillary|
|2.||something resembling a nipple in shape or function|
|3.||Also called: grease nipple a small drilled bush, usually screwed into a bearing, through which grease is introduced|
|4.||(US), (Canadian) an informal word for dummy|
|[C16: from earlier neble, nible, perhaps from |
nipple nip·ple (nĭp'əl)
The projection at the apex of the mammary gland, on the surface of which the lactiferous ducts open, surrounded by the circular pigmented areola. Also called mamilla, papilla mammae, teat, thelium.
|nipple (nĭp'əl) Pronunciation Key
A small projection near the center of the mammary gland. In females, the nipple contains the outlets of the milk ducts.