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eutherian

Line breaks: eu¦ther|ian
Pronunciation: /juːˈθɪərɪən
 
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Zoology

Definition of eutherian in English:

noun

A mammal of the major group Eutheria, which excludes the marsupials and monotremes.
Example sentences
  • 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.

adjective

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Relating to or denoting eutherians.
Example sentences
  • 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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