Definition of peramelid in US English:

peramelid

noun

Zoology
  • An animal of the family Peramelidae; a bandicoot.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating marsupials of the family Peramelidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Perameles Perameles + -id, after scientific Latin Peramelidae, family name (G. R. Waterhouse, 1838).

Pronunciation

peramelid

/pɛrəˈmiːlɪd/