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Animal Terms 4

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DOWN FEATHER
Fluffy, insulating feathers that lie next to bird's body
CONTOUR FEATHER
Made of stiff central shaft with many side branches & Cover the body and wings of birds to form a streamlined flying surface
CROP
Internal organ in birds that stores food
LIFT
Upward pressure on the wing that keeps a bird in the air
GIZZARD
Internal organ in birds that grinds food
MAMMARY GLANDS
Found in mammals, an organ in mother's body that produces nutritious milk
DIAPHRAGM
Large muscle under mammals' lungs to help bring air into them
MONOTREME
Mammals that lay eggs
MARSUPIALS
Mammals with pouches
GESTATION PERIOD
Length of time between fertilization and birth
CARNIVORE
Meat eater
HERBIVORE
Plant eater
INSECTIVORE
Insect eater
OMNIVORE
Meat and plant eater
PLACENTAL MAMMALS
Mammals that have embryos that develop in mother's uterus until its body systems can function independently
PRIMATES
A group of mammals that have opposable thumbs and binocular vision
BIRD
An endothermic vertebrate that has feathers, a four-chambered heart, and lays eggs
MAMMAL
An endothermic vertebrate that has a four-chambered heart, skin covered with fur or hair, and young fed by mother's milk
PLACENTA
Found in mammals, an organ in pregnant female mammals that passes materials such as food, oxygen and wastes between the mother and the developing embryo
AIR PRESSURE
Air molecules pushing
UNGULATE
A mammal having hooves
HOOF
A modified toenail
HETERODONT
A mammal with specialized teeth