[ proh-tuh-theer-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌproʊ təˈθɪər i ən /
belonging or pertaining to the group Prototheria, comprising the monotremes.
a prototherian animal.
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Example sentences from the Web for prototherian
And on this view may be explained the retention of Prototherian characters.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for prototherian
/ (ˌprəʊtəʊˈθɪərɪən) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Prototheria, a subclass of mammals that includes the monotremes
any prototherian mammal; a monotreme
Word Origin for prototherian
C19: New Latin, from proto- + Greek theria wild animals
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