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mammalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmæm.əl/
C1 any ​animal of which the ​femalefeeds her ​young on ​milk from her own ​body. Most mammals give ​birth to liveyoung, not ​eggs: Humans, ​dogs, ​elephants, and ​dolphins are all mammals, but ​birds, ​fish, and ​crocodiles are not.
mammalian
adjective uk   us   /məˈmeɪ.li.ən/ specialized
mammalian ​evolution mammalian ​species
(Definition of mammal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mammalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæm·əl/
biology any ​animal in which the ​female gives ​birth to ​babies, not ​eggs, and ​feeds them on ​milk from her own ​body
(Definition of mammal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mammal”
in Korean 포유류…
in Arabic حَيوان ثَدْيي…
in Malaysian mamalia…
in French mammifère…
in Russian млекопитающее…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哺乳動物…
in Italian mammifero…
in Turkish memeli hayvan…
in Polish ssak…
in Spanish mamífero…
in Vietnamese động vật có vú…
in Portuguese mamífero…
in Thai สัตว์เลี้ยงลูกด้วยนม…
in German das Säugetier…
in Catalan mamífer…
in Japanese ほ乳類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哺乳动物…
in Indonesian mamalia…
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