inverted nipple


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inverted nipple

Innie Gynecology A nipple wannabe, the central part of which is introspective. See Nipple. Cf Retracted nipple.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

inverted nipple

A breast nipple that is turned inwards, like a navel, rather than outwards. The condition, if constitutional, is inherently harmless, except that breast-feeding may be difficult, but it can often be corrected by regular pulling. A normal nipple that inverts should be investigated without delay as breast cancer may have this effect.
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