Oxyaena

noun
Oxy·​ae·​na | \ ˌäksēˈēnə \

Definition of Oxyaena

: a genus (the type of the family Oxyaenidae) of long-bodied short-legged plantigrade creodonts from the North American Eocene

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History and Etymology for Oxyaena

New Latin, from oxy- + Greek -aina, feminine noun suffix

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“Oxyaena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oxyaena. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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