HyperDic: monotreme

English > 1 sense of the word monotreme:
NOUNanimalmonotreme, egg-laying mammalthe most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
English > monotreme: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria.
Synonymegg-laying mammal
Narrowerechidna, spiny anteater, anteaterA burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
echidna, spiny anteater, anteaterA burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
platypus, duckbill, duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinussmall densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania / Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet
BroaderprototherianPrimitive oviparous mammals found only in Australia and Tasmania / Tasmania and New Guinea
Spanishmonotrema, monotremata
Catalanmonotrema

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