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I am really a sea creature. Just a mammal that lost its fins.
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Meaning of "mammal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MAMMAL

Via New Latin from Latin mamma breast.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MAMMAL

mammal  [ˈmæməl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAMMAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mammal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAMMAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

mammal

Mammal

Mammals are a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from the reptiles and the birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a neocortex. The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animals on the planet, the rorquals and some other whales, as well as some of the most intelligent, such as elephants, some primates and some cetaceans. The basic body type is a four-legged land-borne animal, but some mammals are adapted for life at sea, in the air, in the trees, or on two legs. The largest group of mammals, the placentals, have a placenta which feeds the offspring during pregnancy. Mammals range in size from the 30–40 mm bumblebee bat to the 33-meter blue whale. The word "mammal" is modern, from the scientific name Mammalia coined by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, derived from the Latin mamma. All female mammals nurse their young with milk, which is secreted from special glands, the mammary glands. According to Mammal Species of the World, 5,416 species were known in 2006.

Definition of mammal in the English dictionary

The definition of mammal in the dictionary is any animal of the Mammalia, a large class of warm-blooded vertebrates having mammary glands in the female, a thoracic diaphragm, and a four-chambered heart. The class includes the whales, carnivores, rodents, bats, primates, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAMMAL


abnormal
æbˈnɔːməl
animal
ˈænɪməl
camel
ˈkæməl
caramel
ˈkærəməl
enamel
ɪˈnæməl
entrammel
ɪnˈtræməl
formal
ˈfɔːməl
hummel
ˈhʌməl
informal
ɪnˈfɔːməl
maximal
ˈmæksɪməl
minimal
ˈmɪnɪməl
normal
ˈnɔːməl
optimal
ˈɒptɪməl
rammel
ˈræməl
rammle
ˈræməl
samel
ˈsæməl
stammel
ˈstæməl
thermal
ˈθɜːməl
trammel
ˈtræməl
wammul
ˈwæməl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAMMAL

mamma
mammae
mammal-like
mammalian
mammaliferous
mammality
mammalogical
mammalogist
mammalogy
mammaplasties
mammaplasty
mammary
mammary gland
mammate
mammatus
mammee
mammee apple
mammer
mammet
mammetry

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAMMAL

autosomal
chromosomal
decimal
dermal
dismal
epidermal
geothermal
gimmal
hammal
hemal
hexadecimal
Mustafa Kemal
neurilemmal
primal
proximal
ramal
ribosomal
sarcolemmal
stuffed animal
suboptimal

Synonyms and antonyms of mammal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «mammal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAMMAL

Find out the translation of mammal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mammal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mammal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哺乳动物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mamífero
570 millions of speakers

English

mammal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्तनपायी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَدِيِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

млекопитающее
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mamífero
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্তনপায়ী প্রাণী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mammifère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mamalia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Säugetier
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

哺乳動物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포유동물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mamalia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

động vật có vú
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலூட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सस्तन प्राणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

memeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mammifero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ssak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ссавець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mamifer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θηλαστικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soogdiere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

däggdjur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pattedyr
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mammal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAMMAL»

The term «mammal» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.363 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAMMAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mammal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mammal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mammal

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10 QUOTES WITH «MAMMAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mammal.
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Robert T. Bakker
To me it seems that the warm blooded dinosaurs replaced advanced mammal ancestors that were warm blooded, also.
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Ashraf Barhom
I'm a hybrid, from a cultural perspective, but I don't think in these terms. I'm more simple than that. I'm a mammal who will live 70 years, more or less, who believes in God and likes his life.
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Ashraf Barhom
I'm a mammal at the end. I breathe out and breathe in and eat. At the end, when we go to sleep, nobody lives this political definition. It's something we connect by and we try to understand each other by, but at the end, we know that this is not who we are.
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Mayim Bialik
Being a caregiver for your child is part of the job description of being a mammal.
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Pierce Brosnan
Together we are stronger, our voices louder, and the synergy of our actions more powerful. Together we can prevail on the Navy to put commonsense safeguards in place, like requiring its ships to avoid the most sensitive marine mammal habitats and to stop their training exercises during peak migrations.
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Frans de Waal
Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant.
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Walter Gilbert
We haven't been able yet to determine in terms of genes what makes a human being a human and not another mammal.
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Ingrid Newkirk
Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind.
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Kathleen Quinlan
I am really a sea creature. Just a mammal that lost its fins.
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Lewis Thomas
We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAMMAL»

Discover the use of mammal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mammal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic ...
"A uniquely valuable compendium of taxonomic and distributional data on the world's living and historically extinct mammalian species." -- Journal of Mammalogy "A valuable reference work and a vital tool, particularly for researchers.
Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder, 2005
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Mammal Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide
Provides details on the anatomy of fourteen mammals, including dolphins, chimpanzees, squirrels, and humans, and describes the musculoskeletal, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and reproductive systems of each animal.
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2010
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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine: Health, Disease, and ...
CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health.
Leslie Dierauf, Frances M.D. Gulland, 2001
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Marine Mammal Research: Conservation Beyond Crisis
This work presents an argument about how science, if conducted properly, can provide insights needed to minimise crisis management and implement more anticipatory action.
John E. Reynolds III, 2005
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Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50,000-Year History
This book introduces readers to the great mammal extinction debate in Australia.
Chris Johnson, 2006
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Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species
Organized for in-the-field use or at-home reference, this guide brings together text, line drawings, range maps, and more than 1,000 color photographs to illustrate and describe the tracks and sign left by North American mammals -- feeding ...
Mark Elbroch, 2003
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Mammal
The book that’s online — with a dedicated website and all the latest links All the latest information at your fingertips! e.explore: Mammal is a unique combination of a book and a website, created with Google™, the world’s most ...
Jen Green, David Burnie, 2007
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Mammal Teeth: Origin, Evolution, and Diversity
In this unique book, Peter S. Ungar tells the story of mammalian teeth from their origin through their evolution to their current diversity.
Peter S. Ungar, 2010
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An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conswervation
The Text Begins With Chapters On The Evolution And Classification Of Marine Mammals And Their General Biology.
Parsons, ECM, 2013
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The Articulate Mammal: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics
This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by the author. ‘An excellent and very welcome guide to psycholinguistics...highly recommended.’ The Washington Post A classic in its field for almost forty years, The Articulate ...
Jean Aitchison, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAMMAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mammal is used in the context of the following news items.
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4. Bill in the US House would make bison the national mammal
Some countries have designated multiple animals as the symbol of their country, like Mexico, which honors an arthropod, mammal, marine ... «Daily Republic, Jul 15»
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Evolution of Early Mammal Ancestor's Ear Bone Revealed
A recently published research study has revealed new information on the evolution of one of the ear bones in the distant early ancestors of the ... «New Historian, Jul 15»
3
Jurassic period saw fastest mammal evolution - The Hindu
Mammals underwent a rapid 'burst' of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic period around 145-200 ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Mammoth 36th Montreal jazz round-up with Lovano, Cullum …
Mammoth 36th Montreal jazz round-up with Lovano, Cullum, Mammal Hands, Abdullah Ibrahim among the highlights. July 20: Category: Live Reviews. «Jazzwise magazine, Jul 15»
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Skalicky: The armadillo: Missouri's most unique-looking mammal
Skalicky: The armadillo: Missouri's most unique-looking mammal. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default ... «The Republic Monitor, Jul 15»
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Jurassic saw fastest mammal evolution
What our study suggests is that mammal 'experimentation' with different body-plans and tooth types peaked in the mid-Jurassic. This period of ... «EarthSky, Jul 15»
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Ian Somerhalder Lends Support to California's Mammal and Bird …
Both the International Bird Rescue and Marine Mammal Center recently received celebrity credibility and acknowledgement for their ongoing ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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County rejects marine mammal rescue's land offer
Gates are locked at a Key Largo property that served as a base of operations for the Marine Mammal Conservancy. Monroe County now holds ... «Florida Keys Keynoter, Jul 15»
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“Dancing with Dolphins” Event to Benefit the Marine Mammal
ATLANTIC CITY – The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will host the fourth annual Dancing With Dolphins Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 5:00 ... «SNJ Today, Jul 15»
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Pine marten sighting is first of the mammal in England for more than …
Once the photographs were given to the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, mammal expert Stuart Edmunds has verified that they show one of the ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mammal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mammal>. Jul 2019 ».
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