adjective or noun see mammal

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  • Mammalian — Mam*ma li*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Mammalia or mammals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammalian — (adj.) 1813, from MAMMAL (Cf. mammal) + IAN (Cf. ian). As a noun, from 1835 …   Etymology dictionary

  • mammalian — [[t]mæme͟ɪliən[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n In zoology, mammalian means relating to mammals. [TECHNICAL] The disease can spread from one mammalian species to another …   English dictionary

  • mammalian — adj. Mammalian is used with these nouns: ↑evolution, ↑species …   Collocations dictionary

  • mammalian — mammal ► NOUN ▪ a warm blooded vertebrate animal that has hair or fur, secretes milk, and (typically) bears live young. DERIVATIVES mammalian adjective. ORIGIN from Latin mamma breast …   English terms dictionary

  • mammalian — mammality /meuh mal i tee/, n. /meuh may lee euhn, mayl yeuhn/, n. 1. an animal of the class Mammalia; mammal. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the class Mammalia; characteristic of mammals. [1825 35; < NL Mammali(a) (see MAMMAL) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • mammalian — 1. adjective a) Of, or pertaining to, mammals. b) Like a mammal. 2. noun Any mammal …   Wiktionary

  • mammalian — Synonyms and related words: bosomed, breasted, cetacean, chested, chordate, mammary, mammate, mammiform, mammillary, marsupial, nippled, papillary, papillose, papulous, pectoral, pigeon breasted, teated, thoracic, vertebrate …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mammalian — mam·ma·li·an || mÉ™ meɪlɪən /mæ adj. of or pertaining to the class Mammalia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mammalian — mam·ma·li·an …   English syllables

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