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MAMMAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mammal mean? 

MAMMAL (noun)
  The noun MAMMAL has 1 sense:

1. any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk

  Familiarity information: MAMMAL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAMMAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

mammal; mammalian

Hypernyms ("mammal" is a kind of...):

craniate; vertebrate (animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium)

Meronyms (parts of "mammal"):

coat; pelage (growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal)

hair; pilus (any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal)

Domain member category:

anestrous ((of lower mammals) not in a state of estrus; not in heat)

estrous ((of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat)

dropped ((used of a mammal) born)

plantigrade ((of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do))

digitigrade ((of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do))

mount; ride (copulate with)

biauriculate heart (a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles)

allantois (vascular fetal membrane that develops from the hindgut in embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals))

chorion (outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals))

amnion; amnios; amniotic sac (thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals))

Amniota (higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development)

weaned (freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals) mother's milk)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mammal"):

female mammal (animals that nourish their young with milk)

tusker (any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar))

prototherian (primitive oviparous mammals found only in Australia and Tasmania and New Guinea)

metatherian (primitive pouched mammals found mainly in Australia and the Americas)

eutherian; eutherian mammal; placental; placental mammal (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)

fossorial mammal (a burrowing mammal having limbs adapted for digging)

Holonyms ("mammal" is a member of...):

class Mammalia; Mammalia (warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female)


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