from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An extensive division of Mammalia including those having claws or nails, as distinguished from the hoofed animals (Ungulata).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the Linnean classification, one of the primary divisions, a subclass or superorder, of the Mammalia, including the four orders Bruta, Glires, Feræ, and Primates, or the edentates, rodents, carnivores, and quadrumanes (including man): correlated with Ungulata, or hoofed quadrupeds, and the cetaceans. [Not now used in any exact classificatory sense, though available as a designation.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising mammals with nails or claws; distinguished from hoofed mammals and cetaceans
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