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English definition of “marsupial”

marsupial

noun [C] /mɑrˈsu·pi·əl/
biology a type of mammal from Australia, New Zealand, and other islands in the South Pacific, or from South or Central America which is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother's body
(Definition of marsupial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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