mammalian mammalian  /mə ˈmeɪ li ən/


  1. (n) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
  2. (adj) of or relating to the class Mammalia

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  1. Ian Wilmut, the Scottish scientist who created Dolly the sheep in 1996, had to provide such samples to prove to skeptics that he had created history's first mammalian clone.
  2. When holding your breath underwater, however, you have a bit of mammalian evolution on your side.
  3. The mammalian body is surprisingly forgiving and can often compensate for minor programming errors.


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  1. "But as weird as this animal looks, its genome sequence is priceless for understanding how mammalian biological processes evolved," Collins said in a statement.
    on May 8, 2008 By: Francis Collins Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "Successful cloning of an increasing number of species confirms the general impression that it would be possible to clone any mammalian species, including humans," said Ian Wilmut to The Associated Press.
    on Aug 3, 2005 By: Ian Wilmut Source: USA Today

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