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nipple

1. the small conical projection in the centre of the areola of each breast, which in women contains the outlet of the milk ducts
2. a small drilled bush, usually screwed into a bearing, through which grease is introduced

Nipple

 

a threaded metal connecting pipe used to achieve a tight connection of a coupling to a pipeline by means of a coupling nut. Nipples are used to connect pipelines and components of instruments and machines. Nipples with outside thread are used to assemble radiators for central heating systems. The parts used to fasten the spokes to the rim of a bicycle wheel are also called nipples.

nipple

[′nip·əl]
(anatomy)
The conical projection in the center of the mamma, containing the outlets of the milk ducts.
(design engineering)
A short piece of tubing, usually with an internal or external thread at each end, used to couple pipes. Also known as bushing.

nipple

nipple
A short length of pipe with threads at each end; used to join couplings or fittings.

nipple

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As nipples develop earlier than sex organs, they stay on both sexes like remnants of fetal development.
Topical treatments used by breastfeeding women to treat sore and damaged nipples. Clinical Lactation 2015;6(1):16-23.
Kimberly Seals Allers, a journalist and breastfeeding advocate, wrote of the male-female double standard on public exposure of nipples in her 2017 book, "The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding." She was watching the game Sunday and joined the Twitter choir with some research she had done.
Very little has been published concerning breast cancers originating from the nipple. Because of the anatomic structure of the nipple, it is possible these cancers could have unusual clinical, imaging, or biologic features.
By this point, though, you're already going to get nipples. But because having nipples doesn't actually do any harm, they have never been weeded out by natural selection - and so pretty much everyone still has them.
The complex itself is designed to produce not only the existing line of nipples, but also promising large cross-sections of graphite electrodes for the company.
The big reveal challenged previous thoughts on Mario's nipples. Fans hadn't acknowledged his nipples before because they weren't sure it even existed.
The first thing that fans and gamers noticed were his nipples, naturally.
Caption: Backing out the nipples slightly until the hammer can pop the cap is a way to put this percussion cylinder to work temporarily.
(3) Apply some glue or sealant around the edges of the holes and screw the water nipples into them.
Almost 90% of women would choose nipple reconstruction after breast reconstruction.[sup][3] This result highlights the importance of the nipple-areola complex (NAC) in the cosmetic outcome.