How Do You Spell UDDER?

Pronunciation: [ˈʌdə] (IPA)

The word "udder" is spelled with the letters U-D-D-E-R. In IPA phonetic transcription, it is pronounced as /ˈʌdər/. The first vowel sound is a short "U" sound, followed by a voiced consonant "D," and then a schwa sound represented by the letter "E." The second "D" is also voiced, followed by another schwa sound and then the final "R" sound. This word refers to the mammary gland of female cows and other mammals that produce milk.

UDDER Meaning and Definition

  1. An udder is a noun that refers to the mammary gland structure found in female mammals, particularly cows, goats, and sheep, used for the production and secretion of milk. It is an essential feature of these animals that allows them to provide nourishment to their young offspring. The udder is comprised of several mammary glands arranged in pairs, situated towards the lower abdomen of the animal. It is usually suspended from the body by a dense network of ligaments and muscles.

    The udder is characterized by its skin, texture, and shape. It is typically divided into four compartments or quarters, assigned to a specific teat or nipple from which the milk is extracted. Each quarter contains a concentration of milk ducts and small glandular tissues that are responsible for milk production. When a mammal gives birth, hormonal changes trigger the initiation of lactation, leading to increased blood supply to the udder, causing it to enlarge and become more firm.

    Udders are of great significance to the dairy industry, as they serve as the primary source of milk for consumption and manufacturing dairy products. Farmers often take utmost care in maintaining the udder health and preventing infections, as this can affect the quality and quantity of produced milk. Regular milking of the udder is performed to relieve pressure and prevent discomfort for the animal.

  2. The large bag-like mammary gland of the cow and certain other animals.

    A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.

  3. The milk-vessel of a female beast with the dugs or paps, particularly in cows and other large quadrupeds.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of UDDER

The word "udder" comes from the Old English word "ūder". It can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word "*ūdrǭ" and the Proto-Indo-European root "*eḱwós", which meant "cow" or "ox". The word has remained relatively unchanged throughout its evolution, reflecting the anatomical structure of the mammary gland in cows and other similar mammals.

Plural form of UDDER is UDDERS


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