marsupial marsupial  /mɑr ˈsu pi əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
  2. (adj) of or relating to the marsupials

Usage(s):

  1. Little marsupials are hardly more than larvae at birth, but active enough to crawl to their mother's pouch and nipples.
  2. Deadly bushfires devastate the natural habitat and life rhythms of the normally nocturnal marsupials, forcing them into the company of their biggest enemy humans.
  3. The young marsupial's speed is a real eye-opener for anyone used to thinking of koalas as eternally somnolent gray shapes, dwelling motionless in the branches of eucalyptus trees.

News

  1. Summer enrichment program

    Did you know that the Koala Bear sleeps for 20 hours a day, and is not really a bear but a marsupial mammal? Or, that the adult human body contains approximately 100 trillion cells?
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Stratford Star

  2. Ancient marsupial teeth reveal Australia's tropical past

    By Denise ChowLiveScience The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought, according to a new study.A chemical analysis of tooth enamel from extinct marsupialsin Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Ancient marsupials reveal Australia's tropical past

    The fossilized teeth of ancient marsupials that roamed through northeastern Australia roughly 2.5 million years ago suggest these animals fed on leafy plants in a much more lush and tropical environment than was previously thought.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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Quotes

  1. "I've been involved with Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories in the past, and I'm thrilled to have my characters on a specially illustrated box," said Lithgow. "But even more than the merrymaking and revelry with Marsupial Sue, Micawber, and...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: John Lithgow Source: StreetInsider.com (subscription)

  2. "Twenty percent of all the regulatory instructions in the human genome were invented after we parted ways with the marsupial," explained Eric Lander, the director of the Broad Institute. "Evolution is tinkering much more with the controls...
    on May 9, 2007 By: Eric Lander Source: BBC News

  3. "She invited me to come close and put my hand on her fulsome bosom, only to reveal that to be the nesting place of her favourite pet marsupial," Mr Rudd said. "It was a terrified sugar-glider that obviously felt it had been trapped in a...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Australian

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