marsupial(redirected from Marsupiel)
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1. A member of the order Marsupalia, which includes such mammals as kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, and opossums, the female of which has an abdominal pouch for carrying the young.
2. Of or pertaining to marsupials.
[L. marsupium, a pouch]
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.
1. Of or belonging to the infraclass Metatheria.
2. Relating to or having a marsupium.
marsupialadjective Referring to a pouch.
noun Any pouched mammal of the order Marsupialia.