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marsupium

[ mahr-soo-pee-uhm ]
/ mɑrˈsu pi əm /
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noun, plural mar·su·pi·a [mahr-soo-pee-uh]. /mɑrˈsu pi ə/.
the pouch or fold of skin on the abdomen of a female marsupial.
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Origin of marsupium

1690–1700; <New Latin, variant of Latin marsuppium pouch, purse <Greek marsýppion, diminutive of mársippos a bag, pouch
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British Dictionary definitions for marsupium

marsupium
/ (mɑːˈsjuːpɪəm, -ˈsuː-) /

noun plural -pia (-pɪə)
an external pouch in most female marsupials within which the newly born offspring are suckled and complete their development

Word Origin for marsupium

C17: New Latin, from Latin: purse, from Greek marsupion, diminutive of marsipos
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