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

Definition of Aeluroidea

: 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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First Known Use of Aeluroidea

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeluroidea

New Latin, from aelur- + -oidea

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“Aeluroidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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