marsupion
marsupion \mar*su"pi*on\, n. [NL.] Same as {Marsupium}. [1913 Webster]

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  • marsupio — mar·sù·pio s.m. 1a. OB borsa, tasca 1b. RE sett., estens., spec. scherz., piccola somma di denaro, gruzzolo 2a. CO TS zool. nelle femmine dell ordine dei Marsupiali, tasca esterna del ventre dove i piccoli completano la loro gestazione 2b. TS… …   Dizionario italiano

  • marsupial — [mα: su:pɪəl] noun a mammal of an order (Marsupialia) whose young are born incompletely developed and are carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother s belly. Origin C17 (in the sense resembling a pouch ): from mod. L. marsupialis, via L. from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • marsupium — [mα: su:pɪəm] noun (plural marsupia pɪə) Zoology a pouch that protects eggs, offspring, or reproductive structures, especially the pouch of a female marsupial mammal. Origin C17: via L. from Gk marsupion, dimin. of marsipos purse …   English new terms dictionary

  • marsupial — ► NOUN ▪ a mammal, such as a kangaroo or a wombat, whose young are born incompletely developed and are carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother s belly. ORIGIN from Greek marsupion little purse …   English terms dictionary

  • marsupial — n. & adj. n. any mammal of the order Marsupialia, characterized by being born incompletely developed and usu. carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother s belly. adj. 1 of or belonging to this order. 2 of or like a pouch (marsupial muscle).… …   Useful english dictionary

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