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Eutheria

Definition:

a subclass of all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivative:

eutherian

Plural:

Eutheria*
(* Eutheria may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

modern Latin (plural), from "eu-" "well, prospering" + Greek thērion "wild...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Eutheria | Placentalia

one of two mammalian clades with extant members that diverged in the Late Jurassic. The other is the Metatheria, which includes kangaroos and the other mammals that accommodate their neonates in pouches. Except for the opossum, which is a metatherian,... (40 of 1530 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Eutheria

Syllabification: (Eu·the·ri·a) [zoology] | a major group of mammals that comprises the placentals. | Infraclass Eutheria, subclass Theria (16 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Eutheria

Eutheria [zoology]

a major group of mammals that comprises the placentals. | Infraclass Eutheria, subclass Theria (13 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Eutheria

Wiktionary:

Eutheria

A taxonomic infraclass within the subclass Theria -- the animals more closely related to placentals like rodents and humans than to marsupials. (21 of 23 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

subclass | subset [sense-specific]

a principal subdivision of a class | [biology] a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class | [mathematics] another name for "subset" ... (22 of 227 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subclass

Random House Dictionary:

subclass

a primary division of a class. | a subordinate class, especially one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class. | [biology] a ... (25 of 51 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subclass

Merriam-Webster:

subclass | subset [synonym]

a primary division of a class: as ; a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order ; "subset" [sense-specific] (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subclass

American Heritage Dictionary:

subclass

A subdivision of a set or class. | [biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order. (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

New World Dictionary:

subclass

a subdivision of a class; specifically, any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals | [math] "subset" (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

Encarta Dictionary:

eutherian | eutherians [plural] | Eutheria [member of]

a mammal whose young develop within the womb surrounded by a placenta. Subclass Eutheria. (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609438​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

Eutheria

Origin: modern Latin (plural), from "eu-" "well, prospering" + Greek thērion "wild beast"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Eutheria

Wiktionary:

Eutheria

Origin: Ancient Greek εὖ (eu, "good, true") + θηρίον (thērion, "beast").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Eutheria

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Eutheria

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Eutheria"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Eutheria"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Eutheria

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