plural noun
Cy·​noi·​dea | \ sə̇ˈnȯidēə, sīˈ- \

Definition of Cynoidea

in some classifications
: a division of Carnivora comprising mammals that resemble dogs as distinguished from those that resemble bears, the two groups being now usually combined as the Arctoidea

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History and Etymology for Cynoidea

New Latin, from cyn- + -oidea

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“Cynoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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