Acinonyx

noun
Acin·​o·​nyx | \ ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌniks \

Definition of Acinonyx

: the genus of cats comprising the cheetahs which are distinguished by the absence of cutaneous sheaths for guarding the claws

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First Known Use of Acinonyx

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acinonyx

New Latin, from Greek akinētos motionless + New Latin -onyx

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“Acinonyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acinonyx. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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