Meaning of metatherian

met•a•the•ri•an

Pronunciation: (met"u-thēr'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the group Metatheria, comprising the marsupial mammals.
—n.
  1. a metatherian animal.
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