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Latin petaurista a ropedancer, acrobat, from Ancient Greek πετευριστής (peteuristḗs), from πετευρίζομαι (peteurízomai, dance on a rope), from πέτευρον (péteuron, a pole, a stage for ropedancers)


Petaurist (plural Petaurists)

  1. (zoology) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurista, Phalanger, Acrobates, and allied genera.

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