dasyurine /das'i yoor"uyn, -in/, adj.dasyuroid, adj., n.
/das"ee yoor'/, n.
1. any of several nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials of the genus Dasyurus and related genera, of Australia, Tasmania, and nearby islands, typically having a reddish or olive-brown coat marked with white spots.
2. Also called ursine dasyure. any of several related animals, as the Tasmanian devil.
[1830-40; < NL Dasyurus name of the genus < Gk dasy- DASY- + -ouros -tailed, adj. deriv. of ourá tail]

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