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raccoon dog

Syllabification: rac·coon dog

Definition of raccoon dog in English:

noun

A small wild dog of raccoonlike appearance, with a black facial mask and long brindled fur, native to the forests of southern and eastern Asia.
  • Nyctereutes procyonoides, family Canidae
Example sentences
  • In May, they announced they'd found a corona virus that was 99% similar to the SARS virus in humans in six masked palm civets and a raccoon dog.
  • This study adds new data to the comparative genome map of the dog, red fox, arctic fox, and raccoon dog obtained recently by comparative chromosome painting.
  • Surveillance of the civet cat, raccoon dog, and related animals for coronaviruses in and beyond China is of importance.

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