- the pouch or fold of skin on the abdomen of a female marsupial.
Origin of marsupium
Examples from the Web for marsupium
Historical Examples of marsupium
Name a diminutive of marsupium, a pouch, from the form of the perianth.
That there is more than one pouch makes a comparison with the mammary pouch rather than with the marsupium probable.
Mammals belonging to quite different Orders show traces more or less marked of a marsupium.
These are distinguished by the possession of a permanent nursery-pocket, the "marsupium."Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
These bones however have no connection with the marsupium, being nearly equally developed in both male and female.The Vertebrate Skeleton
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- an external pouch in most female marsupials within which the newly born offspring are suckled and complete their development