Theria

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plural noun

The·​ria
ˈthirēə,
ˈthēr-
in some classifications
: a subclass of Mammalia comprising the higher mammals and including the Pantotheria, Metatheria, and Eutheria and excluding the Prototheria and Allotheria
therian noun or adjective

-theria

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noun combining form

"
: beasts : animals
in names of higher taxa of mammalian forms
Prototheria

Word History

Etymology

Plural noun

New Latin, from Greek thēria, plural of thērion wild animal

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek thēria, plural of thērion

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“Theria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Theria. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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