mammals

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cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm abdomen , abdominal cavity
enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia ADA , adenosine deaminase
vascular fetal membrane that develops from the hindgut in embryonic higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) allantois
thin innermost membranous sac enclosing the developing embryo of higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) amnion , amnios , amniotic sac
higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development Amniota
applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus anestrum , anestrus , anoestrum , anoestrus
sexual inactivity period for female mammals anestrus , metestrus
any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites anteater , New World anteater
order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes Artiodactyla , order Artiodactyla
true bug: long-legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals assassin bug , reduviid
massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws bear
hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals beard
heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles biauriculate heart
minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects biting midge , no-see-um , punkey , punkie , punky
small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals blackfly , black fly , buffalo gnat
blastula of mammals blastocyst , blastosphere
flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals blood fluke , schistosome
ice where aquatic mammals come to breathe, hole in blowhole
insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil blubber
stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals botfly
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