marsupial


marsupial
marsupial [mär so͞o′pē əl]
adj.
1. of or like a marsupium, or pouch
2. of a superorder (Marsupialia) of mammals that lack a placenta and have an external abdominal pouch (marsupium) containing the teats: the incompletely developed offspring nurses within this pouch for several months after birth to complete its development
n.
an animal of this kind, as a kangaroo, opossum, or wombat

English World dictionary. . 2014.