eutherian
adjective Etymology: ultimately from New Latin eu- + Greek thērion beast — more at treacle Date: 1880 of or relating to a major division (Eutheria) of mammals comprising the placental mammals • eutherian noun

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  • eutherian — /yooh thear ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals. n. 2. a eutherian animal. [1875 80; < NL Eutheri(a) ( < Gk eu EU + thería, pl. of THERÍON wild beast) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • eutherian — 1. adjective belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals. 2. noun a eutherian animal …   Wiktionary

  • eutherian — eu•the•ri•an [[t]yuˈθɪər i ən[/t]] adj. 1) mam belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals 2) mam a eutherian animal • Etymology: 1875–80; < NL Eutheri(a) (< Gk eu eu +thēría, pl. of thēríon wild beast) + …   From formal English to slang

  • eutherian — eu·the·ri·an (u theґre ən) any member of the Eutheria …   Medical dictionary

  • eutherian — eu·the·ri·an …   English syllables

  • eutherian — /juˈθɪəriən/ (say yooh thearreeuhn) adjective belonging to the subclass Eutheria, a group of mammals, in which the young are nourished before birth by means of a well developed placenta and born in a much more developed condition than those of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eutherian Zoology — [ju: θɪərɪən] noun a mammal of the major group Eutheria, which comprises the placentals. Compare with metatherian. adjective relating to eutherians. Origin from mod. L. Eutheria, from eu + Gk thēria, plural of thērion wild beast …   English new terms dictionary

  • Eutherian fetoembryonic defense system (eu-FEDS) hypothesis — The Eutherian Fetoembryonic Defense System (eu FEDS) is a hypothetical model describing a method by which immune systems are capable of recognizing additional states of relatedness like own species such as is observed in maternal tolerance of a… …   Wikipedia

  • eutherian mammal — noun mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials • Syn: ↑placental, ↑placental mammal, ↑eutherian • Derivationally related forms: ↑placental (for: ↑placental) …   Useful english dictionary

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