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31 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter M
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Open macaque

( məkäk' ), name for Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, related to mangabeys, mandrills, and baboons. All but one of the 19 species are found in


common name for members of the family Scombridae, open-sea fishes including the albacore, bonito, and tuna . They are characterized by deeply forked

Open Mammoths

name for several large prehistoric relatives (genus Mammuthus) of modern elephants which ranged over Eurasia and North America in the Pleistocene


( măn'əkən ), common name for stocky, tiny birds, most measuring less than 5 in. (12.5 cm) long, comprising 59 species in the family Pipridae.

Open Manatees

Any of a group of plant-eating aquatic mammals found in marine bays and sluggish rivers, usually in thick, muddy water. They have flippers as

Open Mantodea

Burmeister 1838. (Triassic Period-Recent.) Praying Mantids. An insect Order placed with Orthoptera in some classifications. Terrestrial Neoptera


ground-living rodent of the genus Marmota, of the squirrel family, closely related to the ground squirrel, prairie dog, and chipmunk. Marmots are

Open marsupial

( märsu'pēəl ), member of the order Marsupialia, or pouched mammals. With the exception of the New World opossums and an obscure S American family


name for carnivorous, largely arboreal mammals (genus Martes) of the weasel family, widely distributed in North America, Europe, and central Asia.


( măstì'tĭs ), inflammation of the breast. Mastitis most commonly occurs in nursing mothers between the first and third weeks after childbirth,