Acinonyx

noun Acin·o·nyx \ə-ˈsi-nə-ˌniks\

Definition of Acinonyx

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

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Origin and Etymology of acinonyx

New Latin, from Greek akinētos motionless + New Latin -onyx — more at acineta


First Known Use: 1914


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