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(Science: zoology) A subclass of mammalia, having a cloaca in which the ducts of the urinary, genital, and alimentary systems terminate, as in birds. The female lays eggs like a bird. See duck mole, under Duck, and echidna.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Single _ hole.

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Class: Mammalia Order: Monotremata = monotremes Doc44 Hairy question.

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by Doc44
Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:34 pm
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Topic: mammals
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