Definition of perameloid in English:

perameloid

adjective

Zoology
  • Originally: resembling a marsupial of the family Peramelidae. Later: of, relating to, or designating marsupials of the superfamily Perameloidea, which includes Peramelidae and related families.

noun

Zoology
  • A perameloid marsupial.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Perameles Perameles + -oid. In later use after scientific Latin Perameloidea, superfamily name.

Pronunciation

perameloid

/pɛrəˈmiːlɔɪd/