mammal

Definitions

  • Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man
    Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mammal any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official state mammal of Texas is the armadillo
    • n Mammal (Zoöl) One of the Mammalia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The tallest mammal in the world is the giraffe
    • mammal Having breasts or teats; mammiferous.
    • n mammal An animal of the class Mammalia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
    • Mammal (zool.) one of the mammalia:—pl. Mammals (mam′alz)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mammalis, belonging to the breast, fr. mamma, the breast or pap: cf. F. mammal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

Not so universal as the sex instinct, it still appears almost universally among birds and mammals.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
No marine mammals have scales.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Mammals of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi.
"North American Yellow Bats, 'Dasypterus,' And a List of the Named Kinds Of the Genus Lasiurus Gray" by E. Raymond Hall
Little is known of the habits of the clouded leopard, but it preys on small mammals and birds, and rarely comes to the ground.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
No reptiles, numerous birds, and only four kinds of mammals.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
Every part of it is thoroughly well known, and it would be almost as difficult to find a new mammal of any size in Europe as in Java.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Neff appreciated them for what they really are: The most adaptable mammal on earth.
"Brown John's Body" by Winston Marks
Babies and young mammals live on milk alone.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
His gaze, turning aloft, was conscious of the birds and the tiny arboreal mammals.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Actually, many kinds of mammals are quite as likely to have tularemia as are rabbits.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
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In poetry:

The Whale is found in seas and oceans,
Indulging there in fishlike motions,
But Science shows that Whales are mammals,
Like Jersey cows, and goats, and camels.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

There are 300 of them for every mammal, huge new study in Panama discovers.
Researchers from the National Marine Mammal Foundation were shocked to find their male beluga whale could make human noises.
In a new blog post for National Geographic NewsWatch, WCS's Executive Vice President for Public Affairs discusses National Bison Day festivities, as well as WCS's ongoing efforts to elect bison the country's national mammal.
For an instance, it looked like the sea mammal might pull her into the water.
Marine Mammal Center spokesman Jim Oswald says Whirlybird is recovering nicely, but won't be able to return to the wild.
A manatee calf that was likely struck by a boat has been rescued by marine mammal experts in the Florida Keys.
Idaho's caribou are the mammals most likely to go extinct in the United States, but some state residents say the large creatures don't need the security of the Endangered Species Act.
Many of us are troubled by mammals that chew the bark of our young trees.
The experts reached a unanimous decision that animals – specifically mammals and birds – are in fact conscious beings.
Environmentalists Worry 3-D Seismic Tests Will Harm Marine Mammals.
So far this year, six dolphins were found either shot or mutilated around the Gulf of Mexico according to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies WKRG-TV's Tiffany McCall reports.
After news broke about the eyeball 's arrival, speculation among scientists and the public ran to a giant squid, tuna, various sharks and marine mammals.
The red fox , as most of us know, is an efficient predator of small mammals like the white-footed mouse.
Yet, my teachers choose mammals first when doing research.
But she also believes there are more cases because of increased dolphin interaction with people, and she indicated that dolphins have been found stranded on Gulf beaches by marine mammal stranding networks.
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In science:

In the case of mammals, there is some evidence that so-called outerhair cells are able to generate active motion by contracting the whole cell body .
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Reports of molecule diffusion on the plasma membrane of mammal cells are even less coherent.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
Finally, in the nucleus of mammal cells, the diffusion of Ca jal bodies was found anomalous, with α ≈ 0.67 (15).
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
We note in passing that this qualitative trend of τt increasing with system size is in accord with the well-known phenomenon that only the larger mammals have heart attacks.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
They clearly show that even nuclear sequences of placental mammals are prone to significant base composition shifts.
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests
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