Pe*tau"rist (?), n. [L. petaurista a ropedancer, Gr. , fr. to dance on a rope, fr. a pole, a stage for ropedancers: cf. F. p'etauriste.] Zool.

Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.

 

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