: a genus of large North American and Eurasian saber-toothed cats (family Nimravidae) of the Eocene and Oligocene having extremely elongated canines and weak jaw muscles

Word History


New Latin, from eu- + -smilus (from Greek smilē carving knife)

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“Eusmilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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