therian

[ theer-ee-uh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. thereupon,
  2. therewith,
  3. therewithal,
  4. therezina,
  5. theriac,
  6. therianthropic,
  7. theriatrics,
  8. theridiid,
  9. theriogenology,
  10. theriomorphic

Origin of therian

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

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