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marsupial

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noun, adjective
  • of the class of mammals which includes the kangaroo, the female of which has a pouch on its body to hold its young [Barron]
noun
  • any of an order of mammals comprising kangaroos, wombats, bandicoots, opossums, and related animals that do not develop a true placenta and that usually have a pouch on the abdomen of the female which covers the teats and serves to carry the youngs [Taisha]

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