Definition of eutherian in English:

eutherian

Syllabification: eu·the·ri·an
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈTHi(ə)rēən
 
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Zoology

noun

  • A mammal of the major group Eutheria, which includes all the placentals and excludes the marsupials and monotremes.
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    • Attempts to resolve the relationships of Xenarthra and Pholidota to other eutherian mammals have not yet been exhausted.
    • Hypertrophied upper canines which occur in the paratype, have never previously been recorded in kangaroos and represent an example of evolutionary convergence between these herbivorous marsupials and ungulate eutherians.
    • Using stem-based definitions (and the respective terms Metatheria and Eutheria), generally-accepted eutherians are now known from the late Early Cretaceous of both Asia and North America.

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  • Relating to or denoting eutherians.
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    • Several explanations have been proposed for the acquisition of genomic imprinting in eutherian mammals.
    • To conclude, obtaining more data for mammalian groups has given the major gain in understanding eutherian evolution.
    • Phylogenetic trees depicting relationships among 16 eutherian orders are presented.

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