cynocephalus

noun
cyn·​o·​cephalus

Definition of cynocephalus

1 plural cynocephali : a dogheaded being:
a : one of a fabled race of dogheaded men
b : baboon
2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin]
a : a genus of mammals containing the flying lemurs
b in former classifications : papio

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History and Etymology for cynocephalus

Latin, from Greek kynokephalos, from kynokephalos, adjective, from kyn- cyn- + -kephalos -cephalous

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“Cynocephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cynocephalus. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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