noun plural

Mar·​su·​pi·​a·​lia mär-ˌsü-pē-ˈā-lē-ə How to pronounce Marsupialia (audio)
: an order or other taxon of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that with few exceptions develop no placenta and usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female containing the teats and serving to carry the young
marsupial adjective or noun

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“Marsupialia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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