Meaning of marsupial

mar•su•pi•al

Pronunciation: (mär-s'pē-ul), [key]
—n.
  1. any viviparous, nonplacental mammal of the order Marsupialia, comprising the opossums, kangaroos, wombats, and bandicoots, the females of most species having a marsupium containing the mammary glands and serving as a receptacle for the young.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to, resembling, or having a marsupium.
  2. of or pertaining to the marsupials.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: