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marsupium

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noun mar·su·pi·um \mär-ˈsü-pē-əm\

Definition of marsupium

plural -pia \-pē-ə\

  1. 1 :  an abdominal pouch that is formed of a fold of the skin and encloses the mammary glands of most marsupials

  2. 2 :  any of several structures in various invertebrates (as a bryozoan or mollusk) for enclosing or carrying eggs or young



Origin of marsupium

New Latin, from Latin, purse, pouch, from Greek marsypion


First Known Use: 1698


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marsupium

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noun mar·su·pi·um \mär-ˈsü-pē-əm\

Medical Definition of marsupium

plural -pia \-pē-ə\play

  1. :  an abdominal pouch formed by a fold of the skin and enclosing the mammary glands of most marsupials




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