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mar•su•pi•al



Pronunciation: (mär-sOO'pē-ul), [key]

n.
any viviparous, nonplacental mammal of the order Marsupialia, comprising the opossums, kangaroos, wombats, and bandicoots, the females of most species having a marsupium containing the mammary glands and serving as a receptacle for the young.

adj.
1. pertaining to, resembling, or having a marsupium.
2. of or pertaining to the marsupials.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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