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Synonyms for opossum

nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

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Though not very popular here, opossum is a southern specialty.
The Texas Biomed researchers found that the application of lotion containing sunscreen to infant opossums led to a 10-fold reduction in pre-melanotic lesions (known to progress to melanoma), in comparison to infant opossums receiving lotion that did not contain sunscreen.
1958) Life history and economic relations of the opossum (Didelphis marsupialis virginiana) in New York state.
The opossum is a new animal model for investigating the mechanism by which cholesterol mediates liver injury, which will lead to a better understanding of the role of dietary cholesterol in the development of NASH.
In this study, the mandibles of fifty-seven Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) collected from Baldwin County, Georgia, were inspected for enamel hypoplasia.
Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, Germany's biggest media sensation, will make her Academy Award winner predictions on Jimmy Kimmel's show.
A baby opossum is about the size of a grain of rice," says Voss.
10,16) Until 1995, S falcatula was the only Sarcocystis species found in the North America opossum, Didelphis virginiana; however, recent studies also revealed the presence of Sarcocystis neurona and Sarcocystis speerei.
There's an Opossum in My Backyard is a children's picturebook about the Virginia opossum, the only marsupial native to North America.
The list of animals that play possum includes not only the Virginia opossum, of course, but also some 21 snake species and plenty of other creatures as different as bison on the prairies and brittle stars in the oceans.
From sauces and marinades to rubs, brines, and relishes, "The Everything Wild Game Cookbook" is a complete culinary reference and covers fish (both saltwater and fresh water), big game (elk deer, antelope, caribou and moose, wild pig, and boar, javelina, buffalo, bear, mountain goat and sheep), small game (rabbit, hare, squirrel, raccoon, woodchuck, beaver, opossum and muskrat), game birds (pheasant, quail, partridge, prairie chicken, ptarmigan, grouse, sage hen, woodcok, snipe, rail, piegeons, dove, wild duck, wild goose, wild turkey), as well as "trimmings" and desserts.
A 15-pound opossum was found in a trash bin at Hawaii International Airport on Sunday night (25 September).
Mammals include the opossum, shrew, hare, chipmunk, squirrel, beaver, mouse, vole, muskrat, rat, porcupine, dog, gray wolf, coyote, fox, black bear, raccoon, weasel, mink, marten, fisher, otter, skunk, housecat, bobcat, lynx, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, elk, and moose.
Now the opossum stands out as one of the few animals that has never done me any harm in any way.
felis-infected opossum populations in two well-established endemic foci overlaps with that of the reported human cases of murine typhus.