mammalian

[muh-mey-lee-uh n, -meyl-yuh n]
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the class Mammalia; characteristic of mammals.

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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mammalian

adj.

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

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