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Meaning of MARSUPIAL

Pronunciation:  mâr'soopeeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the marsupials; "marsupial animals"

MARSUPIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: pouched mammal
 See Also: bandicoot, dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial, kangaroo, marsupial mole, Marsupialia, metatherian, Notoryctus typhlops, opossum, opossum rat, order Marsupialia, phalanger, possum, pouched mole, wombat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar*su"pi*al\, a. [Cf. F. marsupial.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Having a pouch for carrying the immature young;
       of or pertaining to the Marsupialia.
    2. (Anat. & Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to a marsupium; as,
       the marsupial bones.
    {Marsupial frog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Nototrema}.
  2. \Mar*su"pi*al\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    One of the Marsupialia.
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