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placental mammal

Definition:

a mammal having a placenta; includes all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

placental mammals

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Eutheria | Placentalia

one of two mammalian clades with extant members that diverged in the Late Jurassic. The other is the Metatheria, which includes kangaroos and the other mammals that accommodate their neonates in pouches. Except for the opossum, which is a metatherian,... (40 of 1530 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eutheria

Britannica Encyclopedia:

placental mammal [animal]

any member of the mammalian group characterized by the presence of a placenta, which facilitates exchange of nutrients and wastes between the blood of ... (24 of 146 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/462577​/placental-mammal

New World Dictionary:

placenta | placentas [plural] | placentae [plural] | placental [adjective, related]

[anatomy, zoology] ; a vascular organ, developed within the uterus of most ... | [botany] ; that part of the lining of the ovary which bears the ... (26 of 142 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/placenta

Collins Dictionary:

placental [animals] | placentate

having a placenta "eutherian" (4 of 333 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

placenta | placentas [plural] | placentae [plural] | placental [adjective, related]

A membranous vascular organ that develops in female mammals during ... | An organ with similar functions in some nonmammalian animals, such as certain ... (23 of 105 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/placenta

Oxford Dictionary:

placental

relating to a placenta. | [zoology] : relating to or denoting mammals that possess a placenta; eutherian. | [zoology] | a placental mammal. | See ... (21 of 39 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/placental

Merriam-Webster:

placental [entry 1, adjective] | eutherian [synonym, sense-specific]

of, relating to, having, or occurring by means of a placenta | "eutherian" (12 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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

placental [entry 2, noun] | eutherian [synonym]

a placental mammal; "eutherian" (4 of 16 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/placental show=1

Wiktionary:

placental | placentals [plural] | placentate [Italian, feminine plural] | placentato [Italian]

Of or pertaining to the placenta, or to the Placentalia | Having a placenta | Any animal that is a member of the Placentalia (22 of 24 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/placental

Random House Dictionary:

eutherian

belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals. | a eutherian animal. (14 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/eutherian

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)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0831440​.html

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)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mammal

Encarta Dictionary:

eutherian | eutherians [plural] | Eutheria [member of]

a mammal whose young develop within the womb surrounded by a placenta. Subclass Eutheria. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609438​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

placental [animals] | placentate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "placental"

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

the Free Dictionary:

placental

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "placental"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "placental"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/placental

Google Dictionary:

placental | placentals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "placental"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=placental

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

placental

Audio: North American pronunciation of "placental"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=placen​04 word=placental

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