- of or like a marsupium, or pouch
- of a superorder (Marsupialia) of mammals that lack a placenta and have an external abdominal pouch (marsupium) containing the teats: the incompletely developed offspring nurses within this pouch for several months after birth to complete its development
A kangaroo is a marsupial.
The definition of a marsupial is a type of mammal where babies are born before they are fully developed and then continue to grow in a pouch on their mother's stomach.
A kangaroo is an example of a marsupial.
an animal of this kind, as a kangaroo, opossum, or wombat
Any of various nonplacental mammals of the infraclass Metatheria, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas, and typically bearing young that suckle and develop after birth in the mother's pouch. These species were formerly placed in the order Marsupialia.
- Of or belonging to the infraclass Metatheria.
- Relating to or having a marsupium.
Origin of marsupialFrom marsupium
(comparative more marsupial, superlative most marsupial)
- Of or pertaining to a marsupial.
- (anatomy) Of or relating to a marsupium.
- the marsupial bones
- The fauna includes buffaloes, a marsupial cuscus, some bats, the beautiful scarlet lory, rare varieties of the ground-thrush, honey-eater and oriole.
- On the Australian side the fact that Tasmania is richest in marsupial types indicates the gate by which they entered.
- With the exception of this replacing pair of teeth in each jaw, it is considered by many authorities that the marsupial dentition corresponds to the deciduous, or milk, dentition of placentals.
- The marsupial tiger or Tasmanian wolf (Thylacinus cynocephalus), 5 ft.
- On the other hand, it is noteworthy that this marsupial retains in its lower jaw the so-called mylo-hyoid groove, which is found in the aforesaid Jurassic mammals.