marsupium

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

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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marsupium

noun plural -pia (-pɪə)
  1. 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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