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mammal

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæm.əl/ us  
C1 any animal of which the female feeds her young on milk from her own body. Most mammals give birth to live young, not eggs: Humans, dogs, elephants, and dolphins are all mammals, but birds, fish, and crocodiles are not.
mammalian
adjective uk   /məˈmeɪ.li.ən/ specialized us  
mammalian evolution mammalian species
Translations of “mammal”
in Korean 포유류…
in Arabic حَيوان ثَدْيي…
in French mammifère…
in Turkish memeli hayvan…
in Italian mammifero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哺乳動物…
in Russian млекопитающее…
in Polish ssak…
in Spanish mamífero…
in Portuguese mamífero…
in German das Säugetier…
in Catalan mamífer…
in Japanese ほ乳類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哺乳动物…
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