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Meaning of "prototherian" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PROTOTHERIAN

New Latin, from proto- + Greek theria wild animals.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PROTOTHERIAN

prototherian  [ˌprəʊtəʊˈθɪərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PROTOTHERIAN

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Prototherian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES PROTOTHERIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

prototherian

Prototheria

Prototheria is a taxonomic group, or taxon, to which the order Monotremata belongs. It is conventionally ranked as a subclass within the mammals. Most of the animals in this group are extinct. The egg-laying monotremes are known from fossils of the Cretaceous and Cenozoic periods; they are represented today by the platypus and several species of echidna. The names Prototheria, Metatheria and Eutheria refer to the three mammalian groupings which have living representatives. Each of the three may be defined as a total clade containing a living crown-group plus any fossil species which are more closely related to that crown-group than to any other living animals. The threefold division of living mammals into monotremes, marsupials and placentals was already well established when Thomas Huxley proposed the names Metatheria and Eutheria to incorporate the two latter groups in 1880. Initially treated as subclasses, Metatheria and Eutheria are by convention now grouped as...

Definition of prototherian in the English dictionary

The definition of prototherian in the dictionary is of, relating to, or belonging to the Prototheria, a subclass of mammals that includes the monotremes. Other definition of prototherian is any prototherian mammal; a monotreme.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PROTOTHERIAN


Algerian
ælˈdʒɪərɪən
Cimmerian
sɪˈmɪərɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
eleutherian
ˌɛljuːˈθɪərɪən
eutherian
juːˈθɪərɪən
Hyperion
haɪˈpɪərɪən
Iberian
aɪˈbɪərɪən
Illyrian
ɪˈlɪərɪən
Liberian
laɪˈbɪərɪən
megatherian
ˌmɛɡəˈθɪərɪən
metatherian
ˌmɛtəˈθɪərɪən
Nigerian
naɪˈdʒɪərɪən
presbyterian
ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən
Shakespearean
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Shakespearian
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Siberian
saɪˈbɪərɪən
Sumerian
suːˈmɪərɪən
therian
ˈθɪərɪən
trans-Siberian
trænzsaɪˈbɪərɪən
Wagnerian
vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PROTOTHERIAN

protoporphyrin
protore
Protosemitic
protospataire
protospathaire
protospatharius
protostar
protostele
protostelic
protostome
prototroph
prototrophic
prototrophy
prototypal
prototype
prototypic
prototypical
prototypically
protoxide
protoxylem

WORDS THAT END LIKE PROTOTHERIAN

Adlerian
bacterian
Brian
Celtiberian
Chaucerian
Faulknerian
Hanoverian
Hesperian
Hitlerian
Homerian
Khmerian
Mousterian
phalansterian
Pierian
Popperian
psalterian
Schopenhauerian
Spenserian
spinsterian
valerian
Vernerian

Synonyms and antonyms of prototherian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
380 millions of speakers
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prototherian
280 millions of speakers

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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
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Prototerian
190 millions of speakers

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prototherian
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prototherian
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Translator English - Korean

prototherian
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Translator English - Javanese

Prototipe
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prototherian
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prototherian
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Prototherian
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Translator English - Turkish

prototherian
70 millions of speakers

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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
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prototherian
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

prototherian
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Translator English - Afrikaans

prototherian
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

prototherian
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prototherian
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of prototherian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTOTHERIAN»

The term «prototherian» is barely ever used and occupies the 201.081 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PROTOTHERIAN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PROTOTHERIAN»

Discover the use of prototherian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to prototherian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Revision of the Ektopodontidae (Mammalia, Marsupialia, ...
The prototherian monotremes and their Mesozoic relatives were thought to be characterized by (1) evolution of closure of their expanding braincase by development of anterior extensions of the petrosal (the alisphenoid remained relatively ...
Michael O. Woodburne, William Alvin Clemens, 1986
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: ...
On the right is the main stem of evolution, from the Prototherian to the Eutherian dentition. On the left, above, is the Paratherian (Edentate), and below, the continued Metatherian branch. Main Stem. — I. Generalised Prototherian dentition.
‎1888
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Evolutionary Biology - Concepts, Molecular and Morphological ...
These egg-laying Monotremes are often regarded as representative of early mammals with a more primitive prototherian lactation system. Genomics and transcriptomics approaches have recently enable the molecular analysis of monotreme ...
Pierre Pontarotti, 2010
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The Cambridge Natural History: Mammalia
opposed to the Prototherian mammals. Nevertheless it seems probablethatthe Marsupial tribe is derived fromsome of the earliest Eutherians. Andon this view may be explained the retention of Prototherian characters. The remaining Eutheria ...
Frank Evers Beddard
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Strickberger's Evolution
As mentioned previously (see Fig. 5-16), extant prototherian lines are the Australian and New Guinean monotremes, egg-laying mammals now represented by the grub- and shrimp-eating platypus Figure 19-8 Proposed skeletal and full-body ...
Brian K. Hall, Benedikt Hallgrímsson, 2011
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Advances in Immunology
In addition to the five isotypes present in all mammals, a distinct isotype known as IgO is found to be expressed in platypus, a prototherian mammal. Although IgO represents a distinct Ig class in mammals, the gene encoding the ο-isotype is ...
Frederick W. Alt, 2011
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Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Molecular and Medical Genetics
MAMMAlIAn ACqUISITIOn Of GEnOMIC IMPRInTInG – fROM PROTOThERIAn TO ThERIAn TO EUThERIAn The acquisition and evolution of genomic imprinting is among the most fundamental genetic questions. Genomic imprinting is an ...
Trygve Tollefsbol, 2010
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Neurobiology of Monotremes: Brain Evolution in Our Distant ...
both primitive pyramidal and non-pyramidal neurons probably emerged as discrete morphological entities very early in mammalian cortical evolution, either at the time of divergence of the therian and prototherian lineages, or even earlier  ...
Ken Ashwell, 2013
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Life's Splendid Drama: Evolutionary Biology and the ...
A diagram given to illustrate his idea shows a series of parallel lines of evolution passing through the three stages, which may be simplified as follows: Prototherian stage Metatherian stage Eutherian stage F Monotremes > Marsupials ...
Peter J. Bowler, 1996
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Running Press Cyclopedia: The Ultimate Visual Reference Tool
... Frog Labyrinthodont Salamander Reptiles Placodont Protorosaur Turtle Cotylosaur Therapsid Rhynchosaur Thecodont Plesiosaur chthyosaur Pterosaur Crocodilian Birds -f Archaeopteryx Mammals Prototherian Prototherian CRETACEOUS ...
‎2006

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« EDUCALINGO. Prototherian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/prototherian>. Oct 2019 ».
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