Mustelidae

plural noun Mus·tel·i·dae \ ˌməˈsteləˌdē \

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
Note: 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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