nipple

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A short pipe coupling that is threaded on both ends and installed between fittings.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
nipple (noun)
1.
the protuberance of a mammary gland upon which in the female the lactiferous ducts open and from which milk is drawn
2.
a) an artificial teat through which a bottle-fed infant nurses
b) a device with an orifice through which the discharge of a liquid can be regulated
3.
a) a protuberance resembling or suggesting the nipple of a breast
b) a small projection through which oil or grease is injected into machinery
4.
a pipe coupling consisting of a short piece of threaded tubing
nipple (Wikipedia)

Nipple
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A nipple, areola and breast of a human female.
Details
Identifiers
Latin papilla mammaria
MeSH D009558
TA A16.0.02.004
FMA 67771
Anatomical terminology

The nipple is a raised region of tissue on the surface of the breast from which milk leaves the breast through the lactiferous ducts. 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. 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, or "...regarded as sex objects and evaluated in terms of their physical characteristics and sexiness."

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