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eutherian

[ yoo-theer-ee-uhn ]
/ yuˈθɪər i ən /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the group Eutheria, comprising the placental mammals.
noun
a eutherian animal.
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Origin of eutherian

1875–80; <New Latin Eutheri(a) (<Greek eu-eu- + thēría, plural of thēríon wild beast) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for eutherian

eutherian
/ (juːˈθɪərɪən) /

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
noun
any eutherian mammal

Word Origin for eutherian

C19: from New Latin Euthēria, from Greek eu- + thēria, plural of thērion beast
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