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viverrid

Syllabification: vi·ver·rid
Pronunciation: /vīˈverid, vi-
 
/

Definition of viverrid in English:

noun

Zoology
A mammal of the civet family (Viverridae).
Example sentences
  • This is also present in M. parvivorus, M. cognitus, all canids, and some procyonids, but is not present in viverrids, felids, or mustelids.
  • In only two locations of H. javanicus introduction are there native or introduced herpestids, viverrids, or mustelids.
  • Most viverrids are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small vertebrates (including carrion), insects, and other invertebrates including worms, crustaceans, and molluscs.

Origin

early 20th century: from modern Latin Viverridae, from Latin viverra 'ferret'.

Words that rhyme with viverrid

serried, unburied

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