mammalian

[muh-mey-lee-uh n, -meyl-yuh n]

noun

an animal of the class Mammalia; mammal.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the class Mammalia; characteristic of mammals.

Nearby words

  1. mamma,
  2. mammae,
  3. mammal,
  4. mammalgia,
  5. mammalia,
  6. mammality,
  7. mammalogy,
  8. mammals,
  9. mammaplasty,
  10. mammary

Origin of mammalian

1825–35; < New Latin Mammali(a) (see mammal) + -an

Related formsmam·mal·i·ty [muh-mal-i-tee] /məˈmæl ɪ ti/, nounnon·mam·ma·li·an, noun, adjectiveun·mam·ma·li·an, adjective

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Word Origin and History for mammalian

mammalian

adj.

1813, from mammal + -ian. As a noun, from 1835.

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