Definition of Marsupial

1. Noun. Mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to the marsupials. "Marsupial animals"
Partainyms: Marsupium

Definition of Marsupial

1. a. Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia.

2. n. One of the Marsupialia.

Definition of Marsupial

1. Noun. A mammal of which the female has a pouch in which it rears its young, which are born immature, through early infancy, such as the kangaroo or koala, or else pouchless members of the Marsupialia like the shrew opposum. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a marsupial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marsupial

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Medical Definition of Marsupial

1. 1. Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia. 2. Of or pertaining to a marsupium; as, the marsupial bones. Marsupial frog. See Nototrema. Origin: Cf. F. Marsupial. One of the Marsupialia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marsupial

marshside
marshwort
marshworts
marshy
marsilea
marsileaceous
marsileas
marsipobranch
marsipobranchia
marsipobranchs
marsport
marsports
marsquakes
marsturite
marsupia
marsupial (current term)
marsupial bones
marsupial frog
marsupial lion
marsupial mole
marsupial mouse
marsupial notch
marsupial rat
marsupialia
marsupialisation
marsupialization
marsupializations
marsupials
marsupian

Literary usage of Marsupial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1861)
"ON THE EXTINCT marsupial ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA. The following is an abstract of a lecture recently delivered by Professor Owen, at the Government School of ..."

2. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1861)
"All the species which he had reconstructed from those fossils belonged to the same low group of mammalia, with small brains, to which the living marsupial ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1845)
"Report on the extinct Mammals of Australia, with Descriptions of certain Fossils indicative of the former Existence in that Continent of large marsupial ..."

4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1861)
"ON THE EXTINCT marsupial ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA. The following is an abstract of a lecture recently delivered by Professor Owen, at the Government School of ..."

5. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"If this view is correct, the pedigree of the cat descends through marsupial ancestors to the most generalized placental (or ..."

6. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"THE MYOLOGY OF THE HIND LIMB OF THE marsupial MOLE ... nature of the relationships existing between the marsupial Mole and other more or less allied forms. ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Of or pertaining to a marsupium : as, marsupial bones. — 3. Provided with a marsupium ... marsupial trog. See TT M. A member of the order marsupialia ..."

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