didelphys


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Didelphys \Di*del"phys\, n. [NL. See Didelphia.] (Zool.)
   Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an
   American genus which includes the opossums, of which there
   are many species. See Opossum. [Written also Didelphis.]
   See Illustration in Appendix. --Cuvier.
   [1913 Webster]
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