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therian

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noun the·ri·an \ˈthir-ē-ən\

Definition of therian

  1. :  any of a subclass (Theria) of mammals comprising the marsupials and the placental mammals

therian adjective


Origin of therian

New Latin Theria, from Greek thēria, plural of therion wild animal — more at treacle


First Known Use: 1962


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