Definition of phalanger
: any of various small to medium-sized marsupial mammals (family Phalangeridae) of the Australian region that are chiefly arboreal and nocturnal and usually densely furred
Origin of phalanger
New Latin, from Greek phalang-, phalanx
First Known Use: circa 1774
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