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possum

1. an informal name for opossum
2. Austral. and NZ any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae
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holarctica RNA was probably present in the pooled possum liver sample.
Soft possum fur garments are warmer, easier to dry and much lighter to wear.
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One, the Eastern Pygmy Possum, was identified using its distribution to assist in identification.
Part realism (how an opossum lives in the world) and part fantasy (opossum rooftop disco in the city), Appleblossom the Possum is a fun read, and the illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the lighthearted story.
The infectious stage is in the possum poop, which contaminates hay or grass and is ingested by the horse.
The tiny possum is already struggling to cope with habitat destruction and fragmentation, predation by feral animals and threats to its main food source, the Bogong moth.
Grandma Strong raised the possum on their farm in Arkansas.
Good morning, it's possum day," someone says, as if he's waking you up for breakfast, or about to take you on a nature tour.
Possums in New Zealand are another example of unforeseen consequences.
POSSUM stands for Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity.