Hyaenodontidae

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

Definition of Hyaenodontidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of hyaenodontidae

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


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