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felid

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːlɪd
 
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Definition of felid in English:

noun

Zoology
A mammal of the cat family (Felidae); a wild cat.
Example sentences
  • Mustelids and felids were expected to have the strongest bites and canids the weakest.
  • Canids and, to a lesser extent, felids are present in the Tundran, Coniferan, and Deciduan subregions always as continuous carnivores.
  • Additionally, not all of the taxa recognized as morphologically hypercarnivorous exhibit the very extreme specializations of felids.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin Felidae (plural), from Latin feles 'cat'.

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