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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.
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