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[From New Latin Thȳlacīnus, genus name, from Greek thūlakos, sack.]
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(Animals) an extinct or very rare doglike carnivorous marsupial, Thylacinus cynocephalus, of Tasmania, having greyish-brown fur with dark vertical stripes on the back: family Dasyuridae. Also called: Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf
[C19: from New Latin thӯlacīnus, from Greek thulakos pouch, sack]
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(ˈθaɪ ləˌsaɪn, -sɪn)

a wolflike marsupial, Thylacinus cynocephalus, of Tasmania, tan-colored with black stripes across the back: probably extinct.
Also called Tasmanian wolf.
[1830–40; < New Latin Thylacinus genus name = Greek thylak(os) pouch + Latin -īnus -ine1]
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Noun1.thylacine - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its backthylacine - rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Thylacinus, Thylacinus - Tasmanian wolf
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