Origin of mammalfrom Modern Latin Mammalia from Late Latin mammalis, of the breasts from Classical Latin mamma: see mamma
These are all mammals.
- An example of a mammal is a human.
- An example of a mammal is a whale.
The definition of a mammal is a type of warm-blooded animal that breast feeds their babies and usually has hair.
any of a large class (Mammalia) of warmblooded, usually hairy vertebrates whose offspring are fed with milk secreted by the female mammary glands
Any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals of the class Mammalia, including humans, characterized by a covering of hair on the skin and, in the female, milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing the young.
Origin of mammalFrom Late Latin mammālis of the breast from Latin mamma breast ; see mā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- PACA, the Brazilian name for a large, heavily-built, shorttailed rodent mammal, easily recognized by its spotted fur.
- COYPU, the native name of a large South American aquatic rodent mammal, known very generally among European residents in the country as nutria (the Spanish word for otter) and scientifically as Myocastor (or Myopotamus) coypu.
- Those of any other burrowing mammal, the retina being reduced to a mass of simple cells, and the cornea and sclerotic ("white") to a pearshaped fibrous capsule enclosing a ball of pigment.
- LEMMING, the native name of a small Scandinavian rodent mammal Lemmus norvegicus (or L.
- Many a large mammal coming to drink at its accustomed place is dragged into the water by the lurking monster.