EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals. Origin of eutherian 1875–80;
New Latin Eutheri(a
Greek eu- eu-
wild beast) +
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Examples from the Web for eutherian Historical Examples of eutherian
The number of teeth is 42—nearly the typical
The dentition is the complete
Eutherian dentition of forty-four teeth.
Eutherian stock consisted of small mammals with small heads and slender, long tails.
The first was largely ineffective, the second has produced all the
Eutherian orders of to-day.
According to his showing, therefore, the preponderance of marsupial features are
Eutherian. British Dictionary definitions for eutherian adjective 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 Word Origin for eutherian
C19: from New Latin
Euthēria, from Greek eu- + thēria, plural of thērion beast
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