mammal

mammal [mam′əl]
n.
[< ModL Mammalia < LL mammalis, of the breasts < L mamma: see MAMMA2]
any of a large class (Mammalia) of warmblooded, usually hairy vertebrates whose offspring are fed with milk secreted by the female mammary glands
mammalian [mə mā′lē ən, mamā′lē ən]
adj., n.

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  • Mammal — Mammal, lat. dtsch., die Brüste betreffend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • mammal — (n.) 1826, anglicized form of Mod.L. Mammalia (1773), coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neuter plural of L.L. mammalis of the breast, from L. mamma breast, perhaps cognate with MAMMA (Cf. mamma) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • mammal — mammallike, adj. /mam euhl/, n. any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg laying monotremes, giving birth to… …   Universalium

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  • mammal */ — UK [ˈmæm(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms mammal : singular mammal plural mammals biology an animal that is born from its mother s body, not from an egg, and drinks its mother s milk as a baby. Humans, dogs, and cows are all mammals. Derived …   English dictionary

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