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therian

[theer-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. (in some classification systems) belonging or pertaining to the group Theria, comprising the marsupial and placental mammals and their extinct ancestors.
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noun
  1. 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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  • Mr. Therian Bostwick had been our teacher the winter before and would be again the coming winter.

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