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opossum

oh po suhm

  • n  small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
  • n  nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

  • Kurlansky presents a startling snapshot of our nation's culinary past: a country of squirrel and opossum eaters, where few recipes didn't include cornmeal, molasses or salt pork .
  • My friend Brian and I once brought home a dead opossum because we wanted to "stuff" it.
  • President Ortega, who's as nocturnal as an opossum but less charismatic, would no longer have to feel guilty about not getting out of bed in the morning to administer the country's .
News & Articles

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Quotes

  • Francis Collins in National Institutes of Health (press release)
    The opossum genome occupies a unique position on the tree of life. This analysis fills a crucial gap in our understanding of how mammalian genomes, including our own, have evolved over millions of years,said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins,...
  • Eric Lander in National Geographic
    The opossum is a wonderful comparison to the human,said Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which led the sequencing project.

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