Didelphys
Didelphys Di*del"phys, n. [NL. See {Didelphia}.] (Zo["o]l.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See {Opossum}. [Written also {Didelphis}.] See Illustration in Appendix. --Cuvier. [1913 Webster]

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  • Didelphys — (gr.), 1) doppelte Gebärmutter; 2) so v.w. Beutelratte …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Didelphys — Di|dẹl|phys [di...1 u. gr. δελϕυς = Gebärmutter] w; : weibliche Mißgeburt mit doppelter Anlage von Gebärmutter und Scheide …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • didelphys — di·del·phys …   English syllables

  • didelphys —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷fə̇s Etymology: New Latin, alteration of Didelphis synonym of didelphis * * * Didelˈphis / fis/ (less commonly Didelˈphys) noun An American genus of opossums • • • Main Entry: ↑didelphic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Didelphys Virginiana — Opossum O*pos sum, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera {Didelphys} and {Chironectes}; called also {possum}. The common species of the United States is {Didelphys Virginiana}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys murina — Marmose Mar mose (m[aum]r m[=o]s ), n. [F.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of small opossum ({Didelphys murina}) ranging from Mexico to Brazil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys opossum — Sarigue Sa*rigue , n. [F., from Braz. [,c]arigueia, [,c]arigueira.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small South American opossum ({Didelphys opossum}), having four white spots on the face. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys philander — Philander Phi*lan der, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A South American opossum ({Didelphys philander}). (b) An Australian bandicoot ({Perameles lagotis}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Didelphys quica — Quica Qui ca, n. [From the native Brazilian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small South American opossum ({Didelphys quica}), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uterus didelphys — Didelphys redirects here. For the genus commonly known as large American opossums, see didelphis. Uterus didelphys Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q51.1 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

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