Projection of skin containing the outlets for 15-20 lactiferous ducts arranged cylindrically around the tip. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipple ]

Synonyms: papilla mammae thele thelium papilla of breast

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Female_nipple_profile.jpg

external ontology notes

FMA makes this part of the breast, whereas in MA it is part of the mammary gland -

has narrow synonym

teat

papillary part of breast

has related synonym

papilla mammaria

id

UBERON:0002030

taxon notes

a male mouse has no nipples - mammary tissue regresses during embryonic development