therian

noun
the·​ri·​an | \ ˈthir-ē-ən How to pronounce therian (audio) \

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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The first known use of therian was in 1962

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“Therian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therian. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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