mammal Definition

a warm-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that is distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, females that secrete milk for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young..

Using mammal: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mammal" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Dolphins are aquatic mammals.

  • Example

    Humans are mammals.

  • Example

    The zoo has a variety of mammals on display.

mammal Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for mammal

Phrases with mammal

  • marine mammal

    a mammal that lives primarily in the ocean


    Whales and dolphins are marine mammals.

  • a mammal that lives primarily on land


    Elephants and lions are examples of land mammals.

  • a mammal that lays eggs instead of giving birth to live young


    The platypus is a monotreme mammal.


Summary: mammal in Brief

A 'mammal' [ˈmæml] is a warm-blooded vertebrate animal that possesses hair or fur, secretes milk for the nourishment of its young, and typically gives birth to live young. Examples of mammals include humans, dolphins, and elephants. Mammals can be further categorized as marine or land mammals, and some lay eggs instead of giving birth.

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