pedimana definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of marsupials, like the opossums.
  • noun:
    • Foot-handed mammals—that is, the lemurs: a synonym of Prosimiæ, Lemuroidea, and Strepsirrhina. Also Pedimani.
    • a small grouping of marsupial or didelphian mammals, the American opossums: so called from the hand-like framework and function of both hind and fore foot. It's recently already been adopted among eight “orders” of marsupial animals.
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