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Medical Term:

Didelphis

Pronunciation: di-del'fis

Definition: A genus of marsupials, commonly called opossum, that serve as reservoir hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi. Didelphis marsupialis is the common North American variety; Didelphis paraguayensis is a South American form.

[G. di-, two, + delphys, womb]

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