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from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An extensive division of Mammalia including those having claws or nails, as distinguished from the hoofed animals (Ungulata).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun in former classifications a major division of Mammalia comprising mammals with nails or claws; distinguished from hoofed mammals and cetaceans

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