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Mammalian meaning

mammalian - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Mammalia or mammals.

mammalian - examples of usage

  1. In like manner there is reason to suppose that in North America much of the ancient mammalian fauna, together with nearly all the invertebrata, lived through the ages of intense cold. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. In several portions of the matrix there were detached bones, often much decomposed, and fragments of others apparently mammalian; but if all of them were restored, they would scarcely suffice to complete the five skeletons to which the five upper maxillaries above alluded to belonged. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  3. As the average number of pieces in each mammalian skeleton is about 250, there must be many thousands of missing bones; and when we endeavour to account for their absence, we are almost tempted to indulge in speculations like those once suggested to me by Dr. Buckland, when he tried to solve the enigma in reference to Stonesfield; " The corpses," he said, " of drowned animals, when they float in a river, distended by gases during putrefaction, have often their lower jaw hanging loose, and sometimes it has dropped off. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
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