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Word Origin and History for mammalia

Mammalia

n.

1773, from Modern Latin (Linnaeus), from neuter plural of Late Latin mammalis, from mamma (see mammal).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for mammalia

Historical Examples

  • The other species of mammalia are generally hotter than human beings.

    The Field of Ice

    Jules Verne

  • The Morphology and Distribution of the wandering cells of Mammalia.

  • As for men, they would have existed only in treatises on the mammalia.

  • We know more about the feathered tribes than the mammalia of Mexico.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Maule appealed to the court: 'My lords, we are vertebrate animals, we are mammalia!

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett