Definition of Mammal

1. Noun. 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.

Definition of Mammal

1. n. One of the Mammalia.

Definition of Mammal

1. Noun. An animal of the class Mammalia, characterized by being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young. ¹

2. Noun. (paleontology) A vertebrate with three bones in the inner ear and one in the jaw. ¹

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Definition of Mammal

1. any of a class of warm-blooded vertebrates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mammal

1. One of the Mammalia. Age of mammals. Origin: L. Mammalis belonging to the breast, fr. Mamma the breast or pap: cf. F. Mammal. (20 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammal

mamillotegmental fasciculus
mamillothalamic fasciculus
mamillothalamic tract
mamma's boy
mamma accessoria
mamma bear
mamma bears
mamma erratica
mamma masculina
mamma mia
mamma virilis
mammal (current term)
mammal-like reptile
mammal-like reptiles
mammal Semnopithecus
mammal family
mammal genus
mammalian expression vector

Literary usage of Mammal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"JPB Dennis, MA, a portion of a lower jaw, with three molar teeth, of a small mammal, from the oolitic slate of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, for which the name ..."

2. Popular Science Monthly (1902)
"The singular form—mammal—has been indicated as rare or unusual. ... Such expressions may be heard as 'that seems to be a mammal bone'; 'that is a mammal ..."

3. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"... experimente wore undertaken with the object of ascertaining if the same phenomena were exhibited by the mammal. In llio paper above referred to (p. ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"is based on twelve years of mammal collecting in this vicinity, and observations made since 1880 on the mammal- of this locality by my brother and myself. ..."

5. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Dr. Alexander Graham Bell is originator of the idea, which is first expressed in this article, that we ha ve, so to speak, a new domesticated mammal worthy ..."

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