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- a mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother’s belly. Marsupials are found mainly in Australia and New Guinea, although three families, including the opossums, live in America.
- Order Marsupialia and infraclass Metatheria, subclass Theria
late 17th century (in the sense 'resembling a pouch'): from modern Latin marsupialis, via Latin from Greek marsupion 'pouch' (see marsupium)