Amphicyon

noun Am·phic·y·on \amˈfisēˌän, -ēən\

Definition of Amphicyon

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Amphicyonidae) of Miocene and Pliocene Carnivora intermediate between the dogs and the bears — see bear dog

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Origin and Etymology of amphicyon

New Latin, from amphi- + Greek kyōn dog


First Known Use: 1838


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