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Flashcards in Mammals Deck (11):
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Mammary Glands

the milk-producing gland of women or other female mammals.

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Hair

any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of humans, mammals, and some other animals.

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Endothermic

internal generation of heat.

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Insectivores

Animal eating primarily insects

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Carnivores

an animal that feeds on flesh.

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Omnivores

an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.

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Ruminant herbivores

mammals that process plant food in a multi-chambered stomach, including one that ferments the plants via microbial action.

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Incisors

a narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw.

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Molars

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

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Canines

a pointed tooth between the incisors and premolars of a mammal, often greatly enlarged in carnivores.

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Monotremes

a primitive mammal that lays large yolky eggs and has a common opening for the urogenital and digestive systems. Monotremes are now restricted to Australia and New Guinea, and comprise the platypus and the echidnas.