didelphous

Didelphous

Di*del"phous\, a. (Zo["o]l.) Didelphic.
Webster's Revised

Didelphous

Di*del"phous\, 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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