marsupium


mar·su·pi·um

noun \mär-ˈsü-pē-əm\
plural -pia \-pē-ə\

Definition of MARSUPIUM

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

mar·su·pi·um

noun \mär-ˈsü-pē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -pia \-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of MARSUPIUM

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

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