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See also: Platypus
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈplætɪpəs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈplætɪˌpʊs/, IPA(key): /ˈplætɪpəs/
- Hyphenation: pla‧ty‧pus
- A semi-aquatic, egg-laying monotreme mammal with a bill resembling that of a duck, that has a mole-like body, a tail resembling that of a beaver, a waterproof pelt, and flat webbed feet — males have poisonous spurs on the inside of the back legs; Ornithorhynchus anatinus
- 2008 March 2, “Captive platypus twins make history”, in ABC News:
- Victoria's Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the births of two baby platypuses, in a major milestone.
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:platypus.