Marsupium meaning

mär-so͝o'pē-əm
An external pouch or fold on the abdomen of most female marsupials, containing the mammary glands and in which the young continue to develop after leaving the uterus.
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A temporary pouch in certain fishes, amphibians, and invertebrates in which eggs are carried until hatched.
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A fold of skin on the abdomen of a female marsupial, forming a pouch in which the newborn young are carried.
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A structure like this, in some crustaceans, fishes, etc.
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An external pouch or fold on the abdomen of most female marsupials, containing the mammary glands and in which the young continue to develop after leaving the uterus.
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A temporary pouch in certain fishes, amphibians, and invertebrates in which eggs are carried until hatched.
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The external pouch in which female marsupials rear and feed the young.
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A brood pouch in some fishes, crustaceans and insects in the family Monophlebidae.
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Origin of marsupium

  • Late Latin marsūpium pouch from Latin marsīpium, marsuppium from Greek marsippion, marsuppion diminutive of marsippos, marsuppos purse perhaps of Iranian origin Avestan marsū- belly, paunch
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin marsÅ«pium, from Ancient Greek μαρσίππιον (marsippion), diminutive of μάρσιπος (marsipos, “pouch"), perhaps of Oriental origin.
    From Wiktionary