noun, plural marsupia [mahr-soo-pee-uh] .
the pouch or fold of skin on the abdomen of a female marsupial.

1690–1700; < Neo-Latin, variant of Latin marsuppium pouch, purse < Greek marsýppion, diminutive of mársippos a bag, pouch Unabridged
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marsupium (mɑːˈsjuːpɪəm, -ˈsuː-)
n , pl -pia
an external pouch in most female marsupials within which the newly born offspring are suckled and complete their development
[C17: New Latin, from Latin: purse, from Greek marsupion, diminutive of marsipos]

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The eggs are then fertilized in the water tubes within the marsupium.
Females immediately release eggs into the marsupium, where they are fertilized.
They utilize a discreet portion of the outer pair of gills as a marsupium.
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