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nipple

1. (Science: anatomy) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.

2. The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.

3. Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.

4. (Science: mechanics) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings. Solder nipple, a short pipe, usually of brass, one end of which is tapered and adapted for attachment to the end of a lead pipe by soldering.

Origin: Formerly neble, a dim. Of neb. See Neb, Nib. The small projection of a mammary gland.The projection of the [[mammary gland that allows the young access to the [[milk inside them.


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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

... alveoli when there is a spike in prolactin. The lobes of the mammalian breast are part of the duct system which pushes the milk through to the nipple; the alveoli produce colostrum which contain necessary anti bodies for the maturing infant. So, when you hear the expression, the size of the ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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Re: whales

... its skin, which will soften, peel, and eventually disintegrate. So how could it remain in the water long enough to 'evolve' the specialised nipple all whales have? Science says it couldn't. Credulity and Gullibility says it could. Firstly many terrestrial mammals can spend extended periods ...

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by Chroma
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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Re: whales

... its skin, which will soften, peel, and eventually disintegrate. So how could it remain in the water long enough to 'evolve' the specialised nipple all whales have? Science says it couldn't. Credulity and Gullibility says it could. We next face the problem of prolonged submergence, and deeper ...

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by Asyncritus
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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Re: whales

... huge mouthful of seawater. How long do you think it will survive? Zero. So what happens? Well, get this: the mother whale has a SPECIALLY DESIGNED nipple, which allows the calf to suckle underwater!!!! That didn't evolve - the species would have died out, while it was 'evolving'! In response to ...

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by Chroma
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:10 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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Re: whales

... huge mouthful of seawater. How long do you think it will survive? Zero. So what happens? Well, get this: the mother whale has a SPECIALLY DESIGNED nipple, which allows the calf to suckle underwater!!!! That didn't evolve - the species would have died out, while it was 'evolving'! I can't find a ...

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by Asyncritus
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
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