plural noun Ae·lu·roi·dea \ˌēl-(y)ə-ˈrȯi-dē-ə, ˌel-yə-\

Definition of Aeluroidea

  1. :  a superfamily of Carnivora comprising the cats, civets, hyenas, and related carnivorous mammals all distinguished from related forms by skull formations and by the absence or great reduction of the penis bone and Cowper's glands

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Origin and Etymology of aeluroidea

New Latin, from aelur- + -oidea

First Known Use: 1872

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