|1.||a. the nipple of a mammary gland|
|b. See nipple (in cows, etc) any of the projections from the udder through which milk is discharged|
|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]|
teat (tēt, tĭt)
The female breast; mamma.
|teat (tēt, tĭt) Pronunciation Key
A small projection near the center of the mammary gland of many female mammals that contains the outlet of the milk ducts. Each teat contains a single milk duct, while nipples each contain more than one.