Any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals of the class Mammalia, including humans, characterized by a covering of hair on the skin and, in the female, milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing the young.
[From Late Latin mammālis, of the breast, from Latin mamma, breast; see mā-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
mam·mali·an (mă-mālē-ən) adj. & n.
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