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teat

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French tete (teat), (compare French tette), from Frankish *titta. It replaced Old English titt, which survives as English tit. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze (teat).

NounEdit

teat (plural teats)

  1. The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
  2. An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.

SynonymsEdit

  • (mammary nipple): tit
  • (artificial nipple): nipple

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