- (in some classification systems) belonging or pertaining to the group Theria, comprising the marsupial and placental mammals and their extinct ancestors.
- a therian animal.
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.A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons
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