marsupian

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marsupial (mɑːˈsjuːpɪəl, -ˈsuː-)
 
n
1.  any mammal of the order Marsupialia, in which the young are born in an immature state and continue development in the marsupium. The order occurs mainly in Australia and South and Central America and includes the opossums, bandicoots, koala, wombats, and kangaroos
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Marsupialia
3.  of or relating to a marsupium
 
[C17: see marsupium]
 
marsupialian
 
n, —adj
 
mar'supian
 
n, —adj

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