noun (plural marsupia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, purse, pouch, from Greek marsypion Date: 1698 1. an abdominal pouch that is formed of a fold of the skin and encloses the mammary glands of most marsupials 2. any of several structures in various invertebrates (as a bryozoan or mollusk) for enclosing or carrying eggs or young

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  • Marsupium — is the Latin word for a (brood) pouch in several animal groups: Pouch (marsupial), in marsupials Brood pouch (Peracarida), in peracarid crustaceans Brood pouch (Syngnathidae), in syngnathids such as sea horses brood pouch (not called marsupium in …   Wikipedia

  • MARSUPIUM — Graece Μαρσύπιον, ex μάρη manus, et σιπύη, arca, olim pendulum a zona, recondendae pecuniae, gestabatur, unde Mercurius, Deus lucri et Negotiatorum Praeses cum sacello pingebatur, ut ait Cornutus in A. Persium Sat. 5. v. 112. i. e. cum sacco vel… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • marsupium — mar*su pi*um, n.; pl. {marsupia}. [L., a pouch], (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pouch, formed by a fold of the skin of the abdomen, in which marsupials carry their young; also, a pouch for similar use in other animals, as certain Crustacea. (b) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsupium —   [lateinisch »Beutel«] das, /...pi |en,    1) Botanik: beutelartige Umhüllung unter dem befruchteten Archegon mancher Lebermoose, in dem sich der junge Sporophyt (Sporogon) geschützt entwickelt.    2) Zoologie: Bezeichnung für den Brutbeutel der …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Marsupium — Marsupium, Brutbeutel der zu den Krebsen gehörenden Peracarida und der Beuteltiere (Methatheria) …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • marsupium — [mär so͞o′pēəm] n. pl. marsupia [mär so͞o′pēə] [ModL < L < Gr marsypion, dim. of marsypos, pouch, bag] 1. a fold of skin on the abdomen of a female marsupial, forming a pouch in which the newborn young are carried 2. a structure like this,… …   English World dictionary

  • Marsupium — Le marsupium est une poche abdominale présente dans diverses classes d animaux. Le Marsupium abdominale ou la Poche Marsupiale ou la Mastothèque (nom donné par Illiger) est un repli cutané ventral, qui chez les mammifères marsupiaux, environne et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • marsupium — marsupial, iale, iaux [ marsypjal, jo ] adj. et n. m. • 1736; du lat. marsupium « bourse », gr. marsipion 1 ♦ Zool. Poche marsupiale, repli marsupial, en forme de bourse, cavité incubatrice ventrale (marsupium n. m. ). 2 ♦ N. m. pl. (1806) LES… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Marsupium — Flohkrebs Bathyporeia elegans mit Ei im Marsupium Als Marsupium (lat. marsupium „Tasche“) bezeichnet man die Bruttasche oder den Brutraum bei verschiedenen Tiergruppen: Marsupien in den Kiemen weiblicher Muscheln, etwa der Bachmuschel. Die Larven …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • marsupium — the name applied to the brood pouch in Syngnathidae and Solenostomidae. In Syngnathidae it consists of a vascularized groove formed by flaps of skin along the underside of the tail of males (subcaudal marsupium); in Solenostomidae it is a pouch… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • marsupium — Pecten Pec ten, n. [L. pecten, inis, a comb, a kind of shellfish. See {Pectinate}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) A vascular pigmented membrane projecting into the vitreous humor within the globe of the eye in birds, and in many reptiles and fishes; also called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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