marsupial
I. adjective Date: 1819 1. of, relating to, or being a marsupial 2. of, relating to, or forming a marsupium II. noun Etymology: New Latin Marsupialia, from marsupium Date: circa 1835 any of an order (Marsupialia) of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that do not develop a true placenta and that usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female which covers the teats and serves to carry the young

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  • marsupial — 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

  • marsupial — MARSUPIÁL, marsupiale, s.n. (La pl.) Ordin de mamifere inferioare, a căror femelă are o pungă abdominală în care îşi ţine puii după naştere; (şi la sg.) animal care face parte din acest ordin. [pr.: pi al] – Din fr. marsupial. Trimis de claudia,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Marsupial — Mar*su pi*al (m[aum]r*s[=u] p[i^]*al), a. [Cf. F. marsupial.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to a marsupium;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsupial — marsupial, ale (mar su pi al, a l ) adj. 1°   Terme de zoologie. Qui a la forme d une bourse. 2°   Qui porte une bourse.    Os marsupial, lame osseuse qui est un des trois points d ossification complémentaire de l os iliaque et qui occupe le fond …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • marsupial — adj. 2 g. 1. Que tem forma de bolsa. 2. Que tem uma bolsa abdominal. • s. m. 3.  [Zoologia] Espécime dos marsupiais. • s. f. 4.  [Zoologia] Gênero de medusas acalefas. 5. bolsa marsupial: o mesmo que marsúpio. 6. osso marsupial: lâmina óssea no… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • marsupial — (Del lat. marsupĭum, bolsa). 1. adj. Zool. Se dice de los mamíferos cuyas hembras dan a luz prematuramente e incuban a sus crías en la bolsa ventral en donde están las mamas; p. ej., el canguro de Australia y la zarigüeya de América.… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • marsupial — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Área: zoología [Mamífero] que se caracteriza porque la hembra carece de placenta y tiene en el abdomen una bolsa donde permanecen encerradas las crías en la primera etapa de su desarrollo: el canguro y… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • marsupial — mar*su pi*al, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Marsupialia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsupial — (adj.) 1690s, with + AL (Cf. al) (1) + Mod.L. marsupialis having a pouch, coined from L.L. marsupium pouch, purse (Classical L. marsuppium), from Gk. marsipion, dim. of marsipos bag, pouch, of foreign, possibly oriental, origin. As a noun from… …   Etymology 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 — [mär so͞o′pē əl] adj. 1. of or like a marsupium, or pouch 2. of a superorder (Marsupialia) of mammals that lack a placenta and have an external abdominal pouch (marsupium) containing the teats: the incompletely developed offspring nurses within… …   English World dictionary

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