Definition of littermate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlidərˌmāt/


One member of a pair or group of animals born in the same litter: he will now eat straight from the saucer with the rest of his littermates
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  • He and his littermates were born in a flowerbed, back behind a thick tangle of ferns and caladiums, just the kind of den to make a mama cat twitch her tail in satisfaction and settle down to go into labor.
  • Animals were weaned at 25 days and housed with like-sex littermates until day 40 when they were individually housed prior to testing.
  • If you are considering a pair of kittens, you should be sure to get littermates.

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Syllabification: lit·ter·mate

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