Definition of Viverridae
: a family of carnivorous mammals that are rarely larger than a domestic cat but are long, slender, and like a weasel in build with short more or less retractable claws and rounded feet, and include the civets, genets, linsangs, and in some classifications the mongooses
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Origin and Etymology of viverridae
New Latin, from Viverra, type genus + -idae
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