Cynodesmus

noun
Cyn·​o·​des·​mus

Definition of Cynodesmus

: a genus of extinct Miocene carnivores apparently derived from Cynodictis and on the direct ancestral line of the true dogs and wolves

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History and Etymology for Cynodesmus

New Latin, from cyn- + Greek desmos bond

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“Cynodesmus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cynodesmus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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