Definition of Thylacine

1. Noun. Rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct.




Definition of Thylacine

1. n. The zebra wolf. See under Wolf.

Definition of Thylacine

1. Noun. The carnivorous marsupial ''Thylacinus cynocephalus'' which was native to Tasmania, now extinct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thylacine

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Medical Definition of Thylacine

1. The zebra wolf. See Wolf. Origin: Gr. A sack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thylacine

thwittles
thwock
thwocked
thwocking
thwocks
thwok
thwomp
thwonk
thwop
thx
thy
thyasirid
thyasirids
thyine
thyine wood
thylacine (current term)
thylacines
thylacitis
thylakoid
thylakoid processing peptidase
thylakoid protein kinase
thylakoids
thylose
thyloses
thylosis
thym-
thymacetin
thymate
thyme-leaved sandwort

Literary usage of Thylacine

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

1. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"Four years ago, when Mr. WHD Le Souef, Director of the Melbourne Zoological Garden (Australia), stood before the cage of the living thylacine in the New ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The tympanic has preserved its distinctness in the thylacine, ... A. wide and deep groove divides the bulla from the basisphenoid in the thylacine, ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"The tympanic has preserved its distinctness in the thylacine, ... A wide and deep groove divides the bulla from the basisphenoid in the thylacine, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... in the Tasmanian thylacine. With the exception of Australasia, and perhaps South Africa, .... thylacine."

5. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine, Taylor and Francis (1844)
"Nevertheless, the almost obsolete condition of the ossa marsupialia in the thylacine, and their very various relative sizes in other Marsupialia, ..."

6. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1878)
"... these ossicles wore jointed to their respective vertebra) by true diarthrodial joints. Oi> Ihe Myology of the Shoulder and Upper Arm of the thylacine, ..."

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