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mammal

noun [C]     /ˈmæm.əl/
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.Plants and animals - general words mammalian     /məˈmeɪ.li.ən/ adjective specialized mammalian evolution mammalian speciesPlants and animals - general words
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