Arctoidea

plural noun
Arc·​toi·​dea | \ ärkˈtȯidēə \

Definition of Arctoidea

: a superfamily of Carnivora comprising bears, raccoons, weasels, and related forms and now but not formerly including the dogs

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Other Words from Arctoidea

arctoidean \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗dēən \ adjective

History and Etymology for Arctoidea

New Latin, from arct- + -oidea

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“Arctoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arctoidea. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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