Proteles

noun

Prot·​e·​les
ˈprätəˌlēz
: a genus of mammals (family Hyaenidae) consisting of the aardwolf compare protelidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + -teles (from Greek telos completion, maturity, end); from the degree of development of the forefeet

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“Proteles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proteles. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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