- drawn out or made longer spatially; “Picasso’s elongated Don Quixote”; “lengthened skirts are fashionable this year”; “the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes”; “a prolonged black line across the page”
- (Elongatedness) In image processing, elongatedness for a region is the ratio between the length and width of the minimum bounding rectangle of the region. It is considered a feature of the region.
- Unusually long in relation to its width
- Having grown or been made longer
- elongate: having notably more length than width; being long and slender; “an elongate tail tapering to a point”; “the old man’s gaunt and elongated frame”
- The corresponding vestigial structure in a male
- (nipple) the small projection of a mammary gland
- The small projection of a woman’s or girl’s breast in which the mammary ducts terminate and from which milk can be secreted
- In its most general form, a nipple is a structure from which a fluid emanates. More specifically, it is the projection on the breasts or udder of a mammal by which breast milk is delivered to a mother’s young. In this sense, it is often called a teat, especially when referring to non-humans.
- (nipple) a flexible cap on a baby’s feeding bottle or pacifier
- The teat of a female animal
Echidna – Spiny Ant Eater -9516.jpg
Long-beaked echidnas have sharp, tiny spines on their tongues that help capture their prey.
Echidnas and the platypus are the only egg-laying mammals, known as monotremes. The female lays a single soft-shelled, leathery egg 22 days after mating, and deposits it directly into her pouch. Hatching takes place after ten days; the young echidna, called a puggle, then sucks milk from the pores of the two milk patches (monotremes have no nipples) and remains in the pouch for 45 to 55 days, at which time it starts to develop spines. The mother digs a nursery burrow and deposits the puggle, returning every five days to suckle it until it is weaned at seven months. The average wild echidna can grow as old as 16 years.
Male echidnas have a four-headed penis. During mating, the heads on one side "shut down" and do not grow in size; the other two are used to release semen into the female’s two-branched reproductive tract. The heads used are swapped each time the mammal copulates.
Contrary to previous research, the echidna does enter REM sleep, but only when the ambient temperature is around 25°C (77°F). At temperatures of 15°C (59°F) and 28°C (~82°F), REM sleep is suppressed.
Named after the greek Goddess Echidna – A Half woman half viper creature, Also known as the mother of all monsters!. All other monsters were to thought have come from her!.
Get down aussie animals!.
After a four course lunch in a traditional Armenian Restaurant, we visited the food market. If we’d known how friendly the stall holders are, we needn’t have had lunch – at every stand we were given bits of fruits and nuts to taste. Mostly dried, but also fresh. The most interesting was probably the dried tomato stuffed with walnuts in honey. There were also some intriguing elongated grapes known as ‘goat’s nipples’, and everyone wanted us to try something, insisting even when we said we were full and weren’t going to buy anything. Lots of greens – the Armenians are so keen on greens (we saw parsley, sorrel, chives, coriander, celery, basil and more), there is a saying that if the Armenians stopped eating greens, it would grow to waist height all over the country.