Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

eutherian

[yoo-theer-ee-uh n] /yuˈθɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals.
noun
2.
a eutherian animal.
Origin of eutherian
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin Eutheri(a) (< Greek eu- eu- + thēría, plural of thēríon wild beast) + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for eutherian
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for eutherian

eutherian

/juːˈθɪərɪən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Eutheria, a subclass of mammals all of which have a placenta and reach an advanced state of development before birth. The group includes all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
noun
2.
any eutherian mammal
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Euthēria, from Greek eu- + thēria, plural of thērion beast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for eutherian

Word Value for eutherian

0
13
Scrabble Words With Friends