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therian

[ theer-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈθɪər i ən /
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adjective

(in some classification systems) belonging or pertaining to the group Theria, comprising the marsupial and placental mammals and their extinct ancestors.

noun

a therian animal.

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Origin of therian

<New Latin Theri(a) name of the group (<Greek thēría, plural of thēríon wild beast) + -an
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