prototherian


prototherian
/proh'teuh thear"ee euhn/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the group Prototheria, comprising the monotremes.
n.
2. a prototherian animal.
[1880-85; < NL Prototheri(a) ( < Gk proto- PROTO- + thería, pl. of THERÍON beast) + -AN]

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