Hyaenodontidae

plural noun
Hy·​aeno·​don·​ti·​dae | \ (ˌ)hīˌēnəˈdäntəˌdē, -ˌen- \

Definition of Hyaenodontidae

: a family of typically rather slender long-skulled, more or less digitigrade clawed extinct carnivores of the suborder Creodonta varying from a few inches in length to the size of some of the recent large cats (as the leopard)

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History and Etymology for Hyaenodontidae

New Latin, from Hyaenodont-, Hyaenodon, type genus + -idae

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“Hyaenodontidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyaenodontidae. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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