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Mammalia

Definition:

a class of warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivative:

mammalian

Plural:

Mammalia*
(* Mammalia may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Vertebrata » Chordata » Animalia

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Latin (Linnaeus), from neuter plural of Late Latin mammalis, from mamma.
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Mammal | Mammals | Mammalia

a clade of warm-blooded amniotes. Among the features that distinguish them from the other amniotes, the reptiles and the birds, are hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a neocortex. The mammalian brain regulates body temperature... (39 of 7133 words, pronunciation, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mammal

Wiktionary:

Mammalia

A taxonomic class within the subphylum Vertebrata -- the mammals. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mammalia

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vertebrate [animal] | Craniata [synonym]

any animal of the subphylum Vertebrata, the predominant subphylum of the phylum Chordata. They have backbones, from which they derive their name. The ... (23 of 1031 words, 14 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/626610​/vertebrate

Random House Dictionary:

Vertebrata

the subphylum comprising the vertebrate animals. (6 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/vertebrata

Collins Dictionary:

class | proper class [sense-specific] | in a class of its own [sense-specific] | set [entry-specific, sense-specific] | classable [adjective, derived]

a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property | a group of persons sharing a similar ... (23 of 888 words, 19 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/class

Macmillan British Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | Class A/B/C etc | be in a class of your/its own | be in a different class from | not be in the same class as

[countable] one of the groups into which people in a society are divided ... | [countable] a group of students who are taught together: can be ... (25 of 708 words, 11 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class

class [transitive, often passive, verb] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

to include someone or something in a particular group because they have similar features or qualities (16 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 40

class [usually before noun, British, informal, adjective]

extremely good (2 of 11 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 47

Oxford Dictionary:

class | B | C | one's | the classes | class A drug | class act | a class apart | in a class of its own

a set or category of things having some property or attribute in common and differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality | [biology] : a ... (25 of 389 words, 18 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/class

Merriam-Webster:

classify | classified [past tense] | classifying [present participle] | break down [verb, classify] | codify [verb, classify] | digest [verb, classify] | grade [verb, classify] | place [verb, classify] | relegate [verb, classify]

to arrange in classes | to assign (as a document) to a category (12 of 151 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/classify

class [entry 1, often attributive, noun] | elegance [synonym, sense-specific] | caste [synonym, sense-specific] | estate [synonym, sense-specific] | folk [synonym, sense-specific] | gentry [synonym, sense-specific] | order [synonym, sense-specific] | stratum [synonym, sense-specific] | gracelessness [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject ; the period ... | a group sharing the same economic or social status ; social rank ; ... (28 of 358 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/class

Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812450​.html

New World Dictionary:

class

a number of people or things grouped together because of certain likenesses or common traits; kind; sort; category | a group of people considered as a ... (25 of 253 words, 14 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/class

American Heritage Dictionary:

class | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category. | A ... (22 of 240 words, 15 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/class

Cambridge Dictionary:

class [entry 1] | the class of '98/'99, etc. | class of '98/'99, etc.

a group of students who are taught together at school, college or university | a period of time in which students are taught something | "the class of ... (26 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 1

class [entry 2]

a group of people within society who have the same economic and social position (14 of 73 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 2

class [entry 3] | be in a class of your own | be in a class by itself/of its own | be in a class by itself its own | be in a class by of its own | be out of your class

a group into which goods, services or people are put according to their standard | [British] in Britain, the standard which someone has reached in ... (24 of 158 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 3

class [entry 4]

the quality of being stylish or fashionable (7 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 4

class [entry 5, specialized]

a group of related plants or animals, in the general classification of plants and animals (15 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 5

class [entry 6]

to consider someone or something to belong to a particular group because of their qualities (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 6

class [entry 7, informal]

very good (2 of 12 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 7

Encarta Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle]

a group of students or pupils who are taught or study together | a period when students meet to be taught a particular subject | a particular course ... (26 of 316 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597639​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Mammalia

First use: 1773

Origin: Modern Latin (Linnaeus), from neuter plural of Late Latin mammalis, from mamma.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=mammalia

Wiktionary:

Mammalia

Origin: Latin mamma ("breast", "udder")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Mammalia

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Mammalia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Mammalia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Mammalia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Mammalia

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