: a genus of mammals (family Hyaenidae) consisting of the aardwolf compare protelidae

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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