/ marsuːpiəl /
Mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried; SYN. pouched mammal.
Mammal in which the female has a pouch where she carries her young (born tiny and immature) for a considerable time after birth. Marsupials include omnivorous, herbivorous, and carnivorous species, among them the kangaroo, wombat, opossum, phalanger, bandicoot, dasyure, and wallaby.
The marsupial anteater Myrmecobius has no pouch.