Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the taxonomic subclass Theria
  • n. Any member of the taxonomic subclass Theria; the placental and marsupial mammals
  • n. Short for therianthrope.

Etymologies

From Theria, from Ancient Greek θηρίον (thērion, "wild beast"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just so everyone knows, they are definately _not_ monotremes or therian mammals.

    The most inconvenient seal

  • To accept one's 'therianism' therian - derived from theriomorphic- is a person who believes his core identity is that of an animal, or an animal's spirit I believe.

    Archive 2006-10-08

  • There is neither black nor white, addicted nor free person, there is not male or female, gay or lesbian, therian or animal person;

    Archive 2006-10-08

  • The method might happen to fail for once: for instance, the toe-bone might have been abnormalized by therian or saurian malady; and the possibility of such failure, even when of small probability, is of great alleviation.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • He also hopes to discover therian - a medicine described by Galen in the first century AD that contains more than 80 different plant extracts - and document the exact measurements ancient doctors used to manufacture the pills.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • In particular, there was early sexually dimorphic expression of FOXL2 and WNT4, suggesting that these genes are key regulators of ovarian development in all therian mammals.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • This is in contrast to a small number of other imprinted genes that are imprinted in marsupials and other therian mammals and indicates that imprinting arose at each genomic domain at different stages of mammalian evolution.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • I am a proud Dire Wolf therian, in love with a Coyote therian.

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  • This isn't that much different from the werewolf / bear / tiger, and other therian stories of the Western World, if you think about it.

    Progressive U - The new media voice for students

  • Os: The therian subclass of mammals are those which bear live young, including both placentals and marsupials.

    World of SL

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  • unrelated to theriac, but I just want to say that at first I was all "wait—therianthrope is so commonly used that it has a shortened form?" and then I looked at the content examples and I was all, "ohhh... furfans"

    March 20, 2014

  • I think this usage example should have theriac instead of therian:

    "He also hopes to discover therian - a medicine described by Galen in the first century AD that contains more than 80 different plant extracts - and document the exact measurements ancient doctors used to manufacture the pills.

    New Scientist - Online News"

    March 20, 2014