female mammal


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Noun1.female mammal - animals that nourish their young with milkfemale mammal - animals that nourish their young with milk
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
mammal, mammalian - 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
dug - an udder or breast or teat
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
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1 : a whitish liquid produced and given off by the breasts or udder of a female mammal as food for her young
The 6ft-long female mammal, weighing about 11st, had to be put down by vets after an attack with a steak knife.
The female mammal was infected with European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV), a strain of rabies common among bats across northern Europe.
The female mammal, which died last month, was infected with European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV), a strain of rabies common among bats across the northern Europe.
The female mammal, found in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was infected with European Bat Lyssavirus (EBLV), a strain of rabies common among bats in northern Europe.
In the middle of a female mammal's reproductive cycle, a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) floods an ovarian follicle, triggering changes that lead to the maturation and release of an egg.
On the other hand, a female mammal mates with many partners in order to broaden the genetic diversity of her offspring and thus increase the odds that her genes will continue on.
A tiny powerful get-out-of jail-free card for the human, female mammal. None of our recent liberations-reproductive, sexual, economic, political-would have been possible without it.
He said the female mammal 'came on' to him while he was in the pool with her.
Colostrum, a substance produced in mammary glands within 48 to 72 hours after a female mammal gives birth, abounds with nutrients, growth factors, and immune-supporting compounds, including antibodies.
Describe an experiment that would allow you to distinguish between steroid-dependent and steroid-independent inhibition of LH secretion in a prepubertal female mammal.
For female mammals (who tend to be highly discriminating in selecting mates), their minimal costs arc far more extensive, include forgoing mating opportunities while in gestation, and all the costs--in about 95% of mammalian species--of fostering young.