Definition of Mammals

1. Noun. (plural of mammal) ¹



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Definition of Mammals

1. mammal [n] - See also: mammal

Medical Definition of Mammals

1. Warm-blooded vertebrate animals belonging to the class mammalia, including all that possess hair and suckle their young. It includes three major groups: placentals and marsupials, which are vivparous, and monotremes, which are oviparous. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mammals

mammalial
mammalian
mammalian expression vector
mammalians
mammaliferous
mammalities
mammality
mammallike
mammalogical
mammalogies
mammalogist
mammalogists
mammalogy
mammaloid
mammaloids
mammals (current term)
mammaplastic
mammaplasties
mammaplasty
mammaries
mammary
mammary-gland
mammary arteries
mammary branches
mammary calculus
mammary cancer virus of mice
mammary derived growth inhibitor
mammary duct ectasia
mammary ducts
mammary dysplasia

Literary usage of Mammals

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Heart—The heart in mammals is four- chambered, consisting of two ... Except for certain fossil forms, the brain of mammals is characterized by its ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"The following table shows for each day the number of mammals so far learned ... 2nd day, i mammal, camel I 3d day, 3 mammals, spitzmaus, anteater 3 4th day, ..."

3. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"mammals may be defined as warmblooded creatures whose body is more or less clothed ... The mammals are certainly the highest class of vertebrates from many ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"The list, however, does not include several Labrador mammals, ... Much is still to be learned of the Labrador mammals, and the present list is doubtless ..."

5. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"mammals.— Birds with day vision.—Birds with twilight vision. ... The majority of mammals tested under experimental conditions are insensitive to light of ..."

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