Teat definition

tēt, tĭt
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A nipple of the mammary gland; a mamilla.
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Any small projection like a teat.
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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.
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The projection of a mammary gland from which, on female mammals, milk is secreted.
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An artificial nipple used for bottle-feeding infants.
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A nipple of the mammary gland; a mamilla.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
teat
Plural:
teats

Origin of teat

  • Middle English tete from Old French of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French tette, of Germanic origin. It replaced Old English titt, which survives as English tit. Confer Dutch tiet and German Zitze, "teat".

    From Wiktionary