Translation of nipple in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈnɪpəl/


  • 1.1 (on breast — of woman) pezón (masculine); (— of man) tetilla (feminine)
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    • A cleft in the roof of the mouth makes it difficult for the baby to suck forcefully enough to draw milk through a nipple.
    • This pushes the milk to the nipple, and releases it as the baby feeds.
    • In addition to this, it is likely that you will be unable to breastfeed in the future, because the nipple has been separated from the milk ducts during the operation.
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    • Anatomists cite many more examples of such inefficient or useless structures, such as nipples in male primates.
    • These include the appendix, most body hair, wisdom teeth, male nipples, and external ear muscles, to name just a few.
    • While nipples in woman serve a purpose, male nipples appear to be simply left over from the initial stage of embryonic development.
    1.2 (on bottle) (American English/inglés norteamericano) tetina (feminine), chupón (masculine) (Mexico/México) , chupete (masculine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) , chupo (masculine) (Colombia)
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    • Rubber nipples take much longer to crack than the real things.
    • The baby must develop different techniques for extracting milk from human and rubber nipples.
    • There is even a scene in which Peter tastes the milk from the nipple of the bottle, and then pours it into his coffee.
    (grease nipple)
    [Cars/Automovilismo] engrasador (masculine)
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    • It should be noted that this rim is so strong that even with seven nipples starting to pull out of the rim, it was barely out of true.
    • A barrel shaped coil spring is snapped over the nipple and positively retained thereto.
    • These balls were rammed home after the powder charge was placed in each cylinder and a nipple on each cap.

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