Proteles

noun Prot·e·les \ˈprätəˌlēz\

Definition of Proteles

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

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Origin and Etymology of proteles

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


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