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Yapock

yapock
(Science: zoology) A south American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing.
Synonym: water opossum.
Alternative forms: yapack.
Origin: Probably from the river Oyapok, between French Guiana and Brazil.


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