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- n. Alternative capitalization of Mammalia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, the highest class of Vertebrata, containing all those animals which suckle their young, and no others; mammiferous animals; the mammals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female
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Grasps the nutrient organ whence the term mammalia,
The order mammalia is the resultant of a primary sex-distinction developed by natural selection; but the gorgeous plumage of the peacock's tail is a secondary sex-distinction developed by sexual selection.
The mammalia are the class which suckle their young; second to them are the BIRDS; and then the blood cools, the organisation is inferior, and the REPTILES are produced; and lastly come the FISHES, with cold blood, and wanting aerial lungs.
A, A1 and A2 are all members of the superset "mammalia", A being the ancestor of A1 and A2.
Indeed any one of the three is more like to the other two than to any other kind of mammalia; although some naturalists prefer considering the giraffe as a species of deer.
It has already been mentioned elsewhere, that the only kind of mammalia found upon this island is a middling-sized cat, which feeds on the fruit of the pandanus tree, and makes its nest in the dead branches, which it easily hollows out.
However, the giant panda is not related to the red panda, except as carnivores in mammalia.
There *is* no season for Martians and they are not a ‘specially protected mammal’ assuming martians belong to class mammalia.
In the mammalia, for instance, the males possess rudimentary mammae; in snakes one lobe of the lungs is rudimentary; in birds the
Nor whether or not his rants against mammalia ursidae cost my beloved Golden Bears of UC Berkeley