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An aquatic opossum (Chironectes minimus) of tropical regions of the Americas, having dense fur, webbed hind feet, and a long tail.

[After the Oyapock, a river of northern South America.]
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(Animals) an aquatic opossum, Chironectes minimus, having webbed feet and living in South America
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