noun, plural o·pos·sums, (especially collectively) o·pos·sum.
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Others are turning to animals, such as opossums, that are naturally immune to venoms in the hopes of translating that immunity into new drugs.Cheap, innovative venom treatments could save tens of thousands of snakebite victims|Christie Wilcox|September 19, 2020|Science News
This little animal, the smallest and most beautiful of the opossum tribe, is exceedingly numerous in the vicinity of Port Jackson.
The parts of generation of the male and female marmose resemble, by their form and their position, those of the opossum.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Meantime Jacky had killed his opossum and was now following their trail at an easy trot.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
I carried mine in my long, luxuriant hair, which I wore “bun” fashion, held in a net of opossum hair.
They also busied themselves in making garments of various kinds from opossum skins.