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eutherian

[yoo-theer-ee-uh n] /yuˈθɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals.
noun
2.
a eutherian animal.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin Eutheri(a) (< Greek eu- eu- + thēría, plural of thēríon wild beast) + -an
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eutherian

/juːˈθɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Eutheria, a subclass of mammals all of which have a placenta and reach an advanced state of development before birth. The group includes all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
noun
2.
any eutherian mammal
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Euthēria, from Greek eu- + thēria, plural of thērion beast
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