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1marsupial

adjective mar·su·pi·al \mär-ˈsü-pē-əl\

Definition of MARSUPIAL

1
:  of, relating to, or being a marsupial
2
:  of, relating to, or forming a marsupium

First Known Use of MARSUPIAL

1819

2marsupial

noun

: a type of animal (such as a kangaroo or an opossum) that carries its babies in a pocket of skin on the mother's stomach

Full Definition of MARSUPIAL

:  any of an order (Marsupialia) of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that do not develop a true placenta and that usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female which covers the teats and serves to carry the young

Origin of MARSUPIAL

New Latin Marsupialia, from marsupium
First Known Use: circa 1835
MARSUPIAL Defined for Kids

marsupial

noun mar·su·pi·al \mär-ˈsü-pē-əl\

Definition of MARSUPIAL for Kids

:  a mammal (as a kangaroo or opossum) that does not develop a true placenta and usually has a pouch on the female's abdomen in which the young develop and are carried

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