What is another word for marsupium?

Pronunciation: [mɑːsˈuːpi͡əm] (IPA)

Marsupium is a word that refers to the pouch found in most female marsupials and monotremes used to carry and nurse their young. Some synonym words for Marsupium are breeding pocket, pouch, purse, sac, bag, and hammock. In some species of marsupials, such as the kangaroos, the young ones are born very small and underdeveloped, almost as embryos, and complete their growth outside the womb in the marsupium. This special method of reproduction distinguishes marsupials from placental mammals. By having a marsupium to carry and nurture the young, marsupial mothers are better equipped to protect and develop their offspring in different environments.

Synonyms for Marsupium:

What are the hypernyms for Marsupium?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Marsupium?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for marsupium (as nouns)

Usage examples for Marsupium

It is therefore interesting to consider a product that is identical with that described in the pharmacopoeias as produced by the P. marsupium, Roxb.
"The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines"
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The true gum kino is really produced by the P. marsupium, Roxb.
"The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines"
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The peculiarity of all this class of animals, from the smallest to the largest, is the marsupium, or pouch, in which the females carry their immature young until they are old enough to shift for themselves.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World"
The Son of Samuel Smiles

Related words: marsupials, marsupial classification, opossum, marsupial mammals

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