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mammal +‎ -like


mammallike (comparative more mammallike, superlative most mammallike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a mammal.
    • 1993 May 28, Harold Henderson, “The Descent of Dinosaurs”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Also common were squat, mammallike traversodonts.
    • 1997 November 14, John A. Ruben et al., “Lung Structure and Ventilation in Theropod Dinosaurs and Early Birds”, in Science[2], volume 278, number 5341, DOI:10.1126/science.278.5341.1267, pages 1267-1270:
      Birds [] lack a crocodilelike or mammallike thoracic-abdominal subdivision of the visceral cavity (Fig. 2 C).