Definition of Mustelidae
: a large, widely distributed, diverse family (superfamily Arctoidea synonym Canoidea) of relatively small, chiefly carnivorous animals that have usually short legs, a long, often thin body, thick fur, and anal scent glands and that include the weasel, badger, otter, mink, marten, polecat and wolverine ◆The smallest member of the Mustelidae is the least weasel and the largest is the sea otter.
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Origin and Etymology of mustelidae
New Latin, from Mustela, type genus + -idae
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