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mammal

noun [C] uk   us   /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.
mammalian
adjective uk   us   /məˈmeɪ.li.ən/ specialized
mammalian evolution mammalian species
Translations of “mammal”
in Arabic حَيوان ثَدْيي…
in Korean 포유류…
in Malaysian mamalia…
in French mammifère…
in Turkish memeli hayvan…
in Italian mammifero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哺乳動物…
in Russian млекопитающее…
in Polish ssak…
in Vietnamese động vật có vú…
in Spanish mamífero…
in Portuguese mamífero…
in Thai สัตว์เลี้ยงลูกด้วยนม…
in German das Säugetier…
in Catalan mamífer…
in Japanese ほ乳類…
in Indonesian mamalia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哺乳动物…
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