mammalian

[ muh-mey-lee-uh n, -meyl-yuh n ]
/ məˈmeɪ li ən, -ˈmeɪl yən /

noun

an animal of the class Mammalia; mammal.

adjective

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

Origin of mammalian

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

Related forms

mam·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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