Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Zool. Mammals collectively.

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Usage examples "mammalia":

  1. In the former, or the Recent, the mammalia as well as the shells are identical with species now living: whereas in the Post- pliocene, the shells being all of living forms, a part, and often a considerable part, of the mammalia belonged to extinct species. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. I said with a smiling attempt at ease: " There are various ways of cooking food for the several species of mammalia which an all- wise Providence-" " Do you think you're cooking for wild- cats?" - "Police!!!", Robert W. Chambers.
  3. In order to present a true picture of the Polar traveller's surroundings and mode of life, it is absolutely necessary to give a sketch of the occurrence and mode of life of the wild mammalia in the Polar lands. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.