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Definition of water opossum

Water opossum
Water opossum Wa"ter o*pos"sum (Zo["o]l.) See Yapock, and the Note under Opossum.
water opossum
Yapock Ya"pock (?; 277), n. [Probably from the river Oyapok, between French Guiana and Brazil.] (Zo["o]l.) A South American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called also water opossum. [Written also yapack.]

Meaning of water opossum from wikipedia

- The water opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the yapok (/ˈjæpɒk/), is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is the only living member...
- frugivorous; whereas the lutrine opossum and Patagonian opossum primarily feed on other animals. The water opossum or yapok (Chironectes minimus) is...
- The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also known as the North American opossum, is the only opossum living north of Mexico, its range extending...
- The big lutrine opossum (Lutreolina cr****icaudata), also called little water opossum, thick-tailed opossum and coligrueso, is a long-tailed, otter-like...
- in the genus Didelphis, commonly known as Large American opossums, are members of the opossum order, Didelphimorphia. The genus Didelphis is composed of...
- The common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), also called the southern or black-eared opossum or gambá, and sometimes called a possum, is a marsupial species...
- The white-eared opossum (Didelphis albiventris), known as the timbu and c****aco in northeast Brazil, saruê and sariguê in Bahia, micurê and mucura in...
- The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a small South American member of the family Didelphidae. Unlike most other marsupials, the gray...
- The Amazonian red-sided opossum (Monodelphis glirina) is a South American opossum species of the family Didelphidae, formerly viewed as part of M. brevicaudata...
- opening in the back. Usually, only females have a pouch, but the male water opossum has a pouch that is used to accommodate his genitalia while swimming...