Definition of Phalanger

1. Noun. Small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.




Definition of Phalanger

1. n. Any marsupial belonging to Phalangista, Cuscus, Petaurus, and other genera of the family Phalangistidæ. They are arboreal, and the species of Petaurus are furnished with lateral parachutes. See Flying phalanger, under Flying.

Definition of Phalanger

1. Noun. An arboreal marsupial of the family Phalangeridae, native to Australia. ¹

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Definition of Phalanger

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Medical Definition of Phalanger

1. Any marsupial belonging to Phalangista, Cuscus, Petaurus, and other genera of the family Phalangistidae. They are arboreal, and the species of Petaurus are furnished with lateral parachutes. See Flying phalanger, under Flying. Origin: Cf. F. Phalanger. See Phalanx. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalanger

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Literary usage of Phalanger

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1. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"Lastly, the aberrant long- snouted phalanger ... which was a gigantic phalanger comparable in size to a large leopard, and distinguished by the great ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"They have seven pairs of check-teeth, of which the four last ait oblong and four-cusped; and the first lower incisor is longer than ta any other phalanger. ..."

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