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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Petaurist \Pe*tau"rist\ (p[-e]*t[add]"r[i^]st), n. [L. petaurista a ropedancer, Gr. petayristh`s, fr. petayri`zein to dance on a rope, fr. pe`tayron a pole, a stage for ropedancers: cf. F. p['e]tauriste.] (Zool.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister. [1913 Webster]