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mammalian (vertebrate)

Definition:

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

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

mammalians

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

mammal

Etymology:

via New Latin from Latin mamma breast
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mammal

any member of the group of vertebrate animals in which the young are nourished with milk from special mammary glands of the mother. In addition to ... (26 of 795 words, 11 images)

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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)

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Mammal (disambiguation)

may refer to: Mammal, a class of vertebrate | Mammal (band), Australian band | The Mammals, American folk rock band | Mammals (play), a play by Amelia Bullmore | "Mammal", a song by They Might Be Giants on the album Apollo 18 | Mammal, an album by... (42 of 101 words, 7 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

An animal of the class Mammalia, characterized by being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young. | [paleontology] A vertebrate with three bones in the inner ear and one in the jaw. (33 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

mammal

any animal of the "Mammalia", a large class of warm-blooded vertebrates having mammary glands in the female, a thoracic diaphragm, and a ... (22 of 528 words, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Columbia Encyclopedia:

mammal

an animal of the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammalia. The female has mammary glands, which secrete milk for the nourishment of the young after ... (25 of 378 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

mammal | mammalian [derived]

a warm-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that is distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, females that secrete milk for the nourishment of ... (25 of 155 words, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

mammal | mammalian [adjective, noun, related]

any of a class (Mammalia) of warm-blooded higher vertebrates (as placentals, marsupials, or monotremes) that nourish their young with milk secreted by ... (22 of 92 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

mammal | mammalian [adjective, noun, related]

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 ... (24 of 58 words, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

mammal [countable, biology] | mammals [plural] | mammalian [adjective, related]

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. (28 of 58 words, pronunciations)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

mammal | mammalian [adjective, specialized, derived]

any animal of which the female gives birth to babies, not eggs, and feeds them on milk from her own body (21 of 47 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

mammal | mammalian [adjective, noun, related]

any of a large class (Mammalia) of warmblooded, usually hairy vertebrates whose offspring are fed with milk secreted by the female mammary glands (23 of 47 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

mammal

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, ... (25 of 42 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

a class of warm-blooded vertebrate animals that have, in the female, milk-secreting organs for feeding the young. The class includes human beings, ... (22 of 61 words, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

mammalian | mammal

First use: 19th century

Origin: via New Latin from Latin mamma breast

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

Online Etymology:

mammalian

First use: 1835

Origin: (Noun), 1857 (adjective), from "mammal" + "-ian".

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

mammal

First use: 1826

Origin: Anglicized form of Modern Latin Mammalia (1773), coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neuter plural of Late Latin ... (23 of 35 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin Mammalia, coined 1758 by Linnaeus for the class of mammals, from neuter plural of Late Latin mammalis ("of the breast"), from Latin mamma ("breast"), perhaps cognate with mamma (mother).

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Oxford Dictionary:

mammal

First use: early 19th century

Origin: anglicized form (first used in the plural) of modern Latin mammalia, neuter plural of Latin mammalis (adjective), from mamma "breast" (see "mamma2")

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Merriam-Webster:

mammal

First use: 1826

Origin: New Latin Mammalia, from Late Latin, neuter plural of mammalis of the breast, from Latin mamma breast

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

mammal

Origin: From Late Latin mammālis, of the breast, from Latin mamma, breast; see mā- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

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New World Dictionary:

mammal

Origin: Modern Latin Mammalia from Late Latin mammalis, of the breasts from Latin mamma: see "mamma"

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Encarta Dictionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: modern Latin mammalia from Latin mamma "breast"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mammal"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

mammal [countable, biology] | mammals [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "mammalian"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

mammal [countable, biology] | mammals [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

mammal

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the Free Dictionary:

mammalian

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mammal

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mammalian

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mammal

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Collins Dictionary:

mammal

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Google Dictionary:

mammal | mammals [plural]

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YourDictionary Audio:

mammal

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freedictionary.org:

mammal

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