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Mammal Vocabulary

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alveoli
Terminal air sacs that constitute the gas exchange surface of the lungs.
heterodont
Having different kinds of teeth; characteristic of mammals, whose teeth consist of incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
lactation
production and release of milk by mammary glands
mammary glands
Specialized organs in mammals that produce milk to nourish the young
marsupialia
Opossum, Koala, Kangaroos
monotremata
Egg laying mammals
neocortex
Any part of the cerebral cortex concerned with sight and hearing in mammals; regarded as the most recently evolved part of the cortex
placentalia
Mammals that give birth inside uterus, placenta links embryo to mother

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