therian

noun
the·​ri·​an | \ ˈthir-ē-ən \

Definition of therian

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

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therian adjective

First Known Use of therian

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for therian

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

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