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Phalacrocorax
Phalacrocorax carbo
phalacrosis
Phalaena
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Phalaenopsis amabilis
Phalaenoptilus
Phalaenoptilus Nutalli
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
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phalange
phalangeal
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Phalangista or Trichosurus vulpina
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phalanger definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails [syn: phalanger, opossum, possum]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek phalang-, phalanx Date: circa 1774 any of various small to medium-sized marsupial mammals (family Phalangeridae) of the Australian region that are chiefly arboreal and nocturnal and usually densely furred

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any of various marsupials of the family Phalangeridae, including cuscuses and possums. Etymology: F f. Gk phalaggion spider's web, f. the webbed toes of its hind feet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Phalanger Pha*lan"ger, n. [Cf. F. phalanger. See Phalanx.] (Zo["o]l.) Any marsupial belonging to Phalangista, Cuscus, Petaurus, and other genera of the family Phalangistid[ae]. They are arboreal, and the species of Petaurus are furnished with lateral parachutes. See Flying phalanger, under Flying.




 


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