Definition of Eutheria
1. Noun. All mammals except monotremes and marsupials.
Group relationships: Class Mammalia, Mammalia
Member holonyms: Eutherian, Eutherian Mammal, Placental, Placental Mammal, Insectivora, Order Insectivora, Cetacea, Order Cetacea, Order Sirenia, Sirenia, Carnivora, Order Carnivora, Fissipedia, Order Tubulidentata, Tubulidentata, Chiroptera, Order Chiroptera, Lagomorpha, Order Lagomorpha, Order Rodentia, Rodentia, Hyracoidea, Order Hyracoidea, Order Perissodactyla, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, Order Artiodactyla, Edentata, Order Edentata, Order Pholidota, Pholidota, Order Primates, Primates, Order Scandentia, Scandentia, Dermoptera, Order Dermoptera, Order Proboscidea, Proboscidea, Ailuropodidae, Family Ailuropodidae
Generic synonyms: Class
Derivative terms: Eutherian
Medical Definition of Eutheria
1. A subclass of mammals, excluding monotremes and marsupials, having a placenta through which the young are nourished. Origin: eu-+ G. Therion, animal (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eutheria
Literary usage of Eutheria
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"In this group are included not only the eutheria in the sense of Huxley, but also his Metatheria. Though the Metatheria, or Marsupials as we shall term them ..."
2. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"Various forms of uteri in eutheria. A, B, C, D, diagrams illustrating the different degrees of coalescence of the oviducts. A, two distinct uteri. ..."
3. Studies in Comparative Odontology by Arthur Swayne Underwood (1903)
"CHAPTER X eutheria THE remaining groups of animals which we have to ... The eutheria have multiplied in numbers and variety, and have attained higher ..."
4. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"SUB-CLASS II eutheria (VIVIPAROUS MAMMALS) Definition.—Mammary glands are of the sebaceous type and are provided with teats; brain has a corpus callosum ..."
5. A Manual of Palæontology, for the Use of Students: For the Use of Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"eutheria.—The whole of the remaining orders of Mammalia are grouped ... This subclass is sometimes termed the Placentalia, but more generally the eutheria. ..."
6. A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries of the Department of Geology and by Henry Woodward (1890)
"... (eutheria.) Order I.—PRIMATES. SUB-ORDER 1.—Anthropoidea. MAN.—In the first Table-case are placed various human remains from Kent's Cavern ; from the ..."