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marsupial mole

a burrowing Australian marsupial of the genus Notoryctes, resembling a common mole in form and behavior.
Also called pouched mole.
Origin of marsupial mole
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Traces of an arboreal ancestry could be demonstrated even in the marsupial mole Notoryctes.

    Form and Function E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for marsupial mole

marsupial mole

any molelike marsupial of the family Notoryctidae
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