nipple

حلمة الثدي

noun

  1. The small projection near the center of the mammary gland containing the outlets of the milk ducts through which young mammals obtain milk from the adult female; a teat.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  2. A corresponding projection of the male breast.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  3. The rubber cap on a bottle from which a baby nurses.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  4. A pacifier for an infant.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  5. Any of various devices functioning like or resembling a nipple, especially:

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  6. A regulated opening for discharging a liquid, as in a small stopcock.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  7. A pipe coupling threaded on both ends.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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Nipple
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A nipple, areola and breast of a female human.
Details
Part ofBreast
Identifiers
Latinpapilla mammaria
MeSHD009558
TAA16.0.02.004
FMA67771
Anatomical terminology

The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which, in females, milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts to feed an infant.[1][2] The milk can flow through the nipple passively or it can be ejected by smooth muscle contractions that occur along the ductal system. The nipple is surrounded by the areola which is often a darker color than the surrounding skin.[3] It is often called a teat when referring to non-humans. Teat can also be used to describe the flexible mouthpiece of a baby bottle. In humans, nipples of both males and females can be stimulated as part of sexual arousal. In many cultures, human female nipples are sexualized,[4] or "...regarded as sex objects and evaluated in terms of their physical characteristics and sexiness."[5]

  1. ^ "nipple". Retrieved 4 August 2017 – via The Free Dictionary.
  2. ^ Hansen 2010, p. 80.
  3. ^ "nipple - Taber's Online". www.tabers.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ Todd Beer (2015-05-12). "Social Construction of the Body: The Nipple". sociologytoolbox.com. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  5. ^ Dewar, Gwen (October 2012). "The sexualization of girls: Is the popular culture harming our kids?". parentingscience.com. Parenting Science.