Macropod definition

măkrə-pŏd
Any of various herbivorous marsupials of the family Macropodidae of New Guinea, Australia, and adjacent islands, having short forelimbs and large hind limbs used for leaping, and including kangaroos, wallabies, and quokkas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
macropod
Plural:
macropods

Origin of macropod

  • New Latin Macropodidae family name from Macropus type genus of family Greek makro- macro- Greek pous, pod- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition