aeluropodous

adjective
ae·​lu·​rop·​o·​dous | \ ¦ēl-(y)ə-¦rä-pə-dəs, ¦el-yə- \

Definition of aeluropodous

: having feet with retractile claws (like those of a cat)

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First Known Use of aeluropodous

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeluropodous

aelur- + -podous

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The first known use of aeluropodous was circa 1902

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“Aeluropodous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeluropodous. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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