Di*del"phys (?), n. [NL. See Didelphia.] (Zoöl.)

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.

 

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