[ met-uh-theer-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈθɪər i ən /
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belonging or pertaining to the group Metatheria, comprising the marsupial mammals.
a metatherian animal.
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British Dictionary definitions for metatherian
/ (ˌmɛtəˈθɪərɪən) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Metatheria, a subclass of mammals comprising the marsupials
any metatherian mammal; a marsupial
Word Origin for metatherian
C19: from New Latin, from meta- + Greek thērion animal
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