Definition of Opossums

1. Noun. (plural of opossum) ¹



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Definition of Opossums

1. opossum [n] - See also: opossum

Medical Definition of Opossums

1. Marsupials of the family didelphidae. Opossums are common, omnivorous, largely nocturnal and arboreal mammals, grow to about three feet in length, including the scaly prehensile tail, have coarse grayish fur mingled with whitish hairs, and have an abdominal pouch in which the young are carried at birth. (webster, 3d ed) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opossums

oplocks
opo-
opobalsamum
opodeldoc
opodeldocs
opodidymus
oporice
oporices
oportuzumab monatox
opossum
opossum encephalitis
opossum rat
opossum shrimp
opossum wood
opossums (current term)
opp.
opped
oppidan
oppidans
oppilant
oppilate
oppilated
oppilates
oppilating
oppilation
oppilations
oppilative
opping
oppletion

Literary usage of Opossums

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1. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1898)
"But in the same edition the opossums were set down specifically at £20, ... The third phase of the opossums appeared in a return which had been laid on the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Certain small forms comparable in size to the South American opossums are included ... but are not regarded as prototypal to any of the existing opossums. ..."

3. My Home in Tasmania: During a Residence of Nine Years by Charles Meredith (1852)
"HAVING in my former " Sketches " alluded to the common opossums, which are alike denizens of New South Wales and Tasmania, I need not minutely describe them ..."

4. Mammalia: Their Various Orders and Habits Popularly Illustrated by Typical by Louis Figuier, Guillaume Louis Figuier (1870)
"THE FAMILY OF opossums.—The opossums were the first- known species of Marsupials. They belong exclusively to the New World, where they are very commonly met ..."

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