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Mammary glands

milk producing gland of women or other female mammals

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Diaphragm

organ that helps mammals breathe

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Endothermic

being capable of producing heat inside that body ( warm- blooded)

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Hair

a hair that keeps the animal warm

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Incisors

narrow edged tooth at the front of the mouth

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Canines

long pointed teeth at the front of the mouth

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Molars

a grinding tooth at the back of a mammal's mouth

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Sexual Reproduction

reproduction that requires two parents

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Placenta

a flat circular organ, that nourishing and maintaining that fetus through the umbilical cord

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Gestation period

time in which the fetus develops

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Xenarthra

group of placental mammals

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Insectivores

an animal that eats insects

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Rodents

characterized by their unremitting growing incisors

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Lagomorpha

members of the taxonomy order lagomorpha

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Flying Mammals

bats, possums, flying squirrels, and colugos

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Carnivores

animal that feeds on flesh

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Trunk-Nosed Mammals

tapir, aardvark, elephant, proboscis monkey

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Ungulate

odd toed mammals such as horses and deer

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Cetaceans

mammals that are unable to live on land

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sirenians

the group that include manatee and dugongs

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Primates

order that includes apes and monkeys

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Monotremes

mammals that lay eggs instead of giving live birth

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Marsupials

mammals with a pouch