marsupium

noun mar·su·pi·um \ mär-ˈsü-pē-əm \

Definition of marsupium

plural marsupia play \-pē-ə\
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 (such as a bryozoan or mollusk) for enclosing or carrying eggs or young

Origin and Etymology of marsupium

borrowed from New Latin marsūpium, going back to Latin marsuppium, marsīpium "pouch, bag," borrowed from Greek marsíppion, marsýppion, from mársippos, mársipos, mársypos, mársyppos "bag, pouch" (probably of pre-Greek substratal origin) + -ion, diminutive suffix


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marsupium

noun mar·su·pi·um \ mär-ˈsü-pē-əm \

medical Definition of marsupium

plural -pia play \-pē-ə\
: an abdominal pouch formed by a fold of the skin and enclosing the mammary glands of most marsupials

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