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metatherian

[met-uh-theer-ee-uh n] /ˌmɛt əˈθɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the group Metatheria, comprising the marsupial mammals.
noun
2.
a metatherian animal.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin Metatheri(a) name of the group (< Greek meta- meta- + thēría, plural of thēríon animal) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for metatherian

metatherian

/ˌmɛtəˈθɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Metatheria, a subclass of mammals comprising the marsupials
noun
2.
any metatherian mammal; a marsupial
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from meta- + Greek thērion animal
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