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mam·mal

 (măm′əl)
n.
Any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals of the class Mammalia, including humans, characterized by a covering of hair on the skin and, in the female, milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing the young.

[From Late Latin mammālis, of the breast, from Latin mamma, breast; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

mam·ma′li·an (mă-mā′lē-ən) adj. & n.

mammal

(ˈmæməl)
n
(Zoology) any animal of the Mammalia, a large class of warm-blooded vertebrates having mammary glands in the female, a thoracic diaphragm, and a four-chambered heart. The class includes the whales, carnivores, rodents, bats, primates, etc
[C19: via New Latin from Latin mamma breast]
mammalian adj, n
ˈmammal-ˌlike adj

mam•mal

(ˈmæm əl)

n.
any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Mammalia, characterized by a covering of hair on some or most of the body, a four-chambered heart, and nourishment of the newborn with milk from maternal mammary glands.
[1820–30; as singular of New Latin Mammalia, neuter pl. of Late Latin mammālis of the breast. See mamma2, -al1]

mam·mal

(măm′əl)
Any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals whose young feed on milk that is produced by the mother's mammary glands. Unlike other vertebrates, mammals have a diaphragm that separates the heart and lungs from the other internal organs, red blood cells that lack a nucleus, and usually hair or fur. All mammals but the monotremes bear live young. Dogs, mice, whales, and humans are mammals.

mammal

  • amniocentesis, amnion - Amniocentesis is formed by amnion, the innermost membrane enclosing a fetus, and Greek kentesis, "pricking."
  • endoskeleton - Contained entirely within the body of an animal, like that of mammals.
  • pelage - The fur, hair, wool, etc. of a mammal.
  • rhinarium - The hairless, habitually moist nose of some mammals, such as the antelope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammal - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hairmammal - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Amniota - higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
amnion, amnios, amniotic sac - thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
chorion - the outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
allantois - the vascular fetal membrane that lies below the chorion and develops from the hindgut in many embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)
class Mammalia, Mammalia - warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female
female mammal - animals that nourish their young with milk
tusker - any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)
prototherian - primitive oviparous mammals found only in Australia and Tasmania and New Guinea
metatherian - primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
pelage, coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
fossorial mammal - a burrowing mammal having limbs adapted for digging
pilus, hair - any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"
biauriculate heart - a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles
mount, ride - copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"
digitigrade - (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
plantigrade - (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
estrous - (of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat; "the estrous state"; "the estrous cycle"
anestrous - (of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus; not in heat; "an anestrous bitch"
weaned - freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals) mother's milk; "the just-weaned calf bawled for its mother"

mammal

see anteaters and other edentates, bats, carnivores, cattle and other artiodactyls, horses, rhinos and other perissodactyls, marsupials, monkeys, apes and other primates, rabbits and hares, rodents, sea mammals, shrews and other insectovores, whales and dolphins
Proverbs
"The leopard does not change his spots"

Extinct mammals

apeman, aurochs, australopithecine, baluchitherium, chalicothere, creodont, dinoceras or uintathere, dinothere, dryopithecine, eohippus, glyptodont, Irish elk, labyrinthodont, mammoth, mastodon, megathere, nototherium, quagga, sabre-toothed tiger or cat, tarpan, titanothere
Translations
ثَدِيِيّحَيَوان من الثَّدْيِيات
бозайник
savec
pattedyr
mamulo
imetaja
پستاندار
nisäkäs
sisavac
emlõs
spendýrspendÿr
哺乳動物
포유동물
žinduolisžinduolių
zīdītājs
mamifer
cicavec
sesalec
däggdjur
สัตว์เลี้ยงลูกด้วยนม
memelimemeli hayvan
ссавці
động vật có vú

mammal

[ˈmæməl] Nmamífero m

mammal

[ˈmæməl] nmammifère m

mammal

nSäugetier nt, → Säuger m

mammal

[ˈmæml] nmammifero

mammal

(ˈmӕməl) noun
any member of the class of animals (including man) in which the females feed the young with their own milk. Monkeys are mammals.
mamˈmalian (-ˈmei-) adjective

mammal

ثَدِيِيّ savec pattedyr Säugetier θηλαστικό mamífero nisäkäs mammifère sisavac mammifero 哺乳動物 포유동물 zoogdier pattedyr ssak mamífero млекопитающее däggdjur สัตว์เลี้ยงลูกด้วยนม memeli động vật có vú 哺乳动物

mam·mal

n. animal mamífero.
References in classic literature ?
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles, from the desperate to the sheepish; but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women.
This brought the lecturer to the great ladder of animal life, beginning low down in molluscs and feeble sea creatures, then up rung by rung through reptiles and fishes, till at last we came to a kangaroo-rat, a creature which brought forth its young alive, the direct ancestor of all mammals, and presumably, therefore, of everyone in the audience.
Cabbage palm and gray plum, pisang and scitamine they found in abundance, with wild pineapple, and occasionally small mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles, and insects.
The way to it was such that I knew no extremely formidable beast could frequent it, nor was it large enough to make a comfortable habitat for any but the smaller mammals or reptiles.
He used to tell me about the various forms of animal and vegetable life which had covered the globe during former eras, and so I was pretty well acquainted with the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals of paleolithic times.
For Big-Tooth also had an other-self, and when he slept that other-self dreamed back into the past, back to the winged reptiles and the clash and the onset of dragons, and beyond that to the scurrying, rodent-like life of the tiny mammals, and far remoter still, to the shore-slime of the primeval sea.
The final stage--that which the Galus have almost attained and for which all hope--is cos-ata-lu, which literally, means no-egg-man, or one who is born directly as are the young of the outer world of mammals.
In this leathern band were stuck feathers, flowers, or the tails of small mammals.
Observaciones Geologicas,' 1857), this district, and he believes that the bones of the extinct mammals were washed out of the underlying Pampean deposit, and subsequently became embedded with the still existing shells; but I am not convinced by his remarks.
I believe that Great Britain is an island, that whales are mammals, that Charles I was executed, and so on; and at first sight it seems obvious that such beliefs, as a rule, do not call for any action on my part.
The highest type of man and one other animal, the only mammal existing on Mars, alone have well-formed nails, and there are absolutely no hoofed animals in existence there.
Now, unless the sandbank had been submitted to the intermittent eruption of a geyser, the Governor Higginson had to do neither more nor less than with an aquatic mammal, unknown till then, which threw up from its blow-holes columns of water mixed with air and vapour.