cynocephalus

noun cyn·o·cephalus

Definition of cynocephalus

  1. 1 plural cynocephali :  a dogheaded being: a :  one of a fabled race of dogheaded men b :  baboon

  2. 2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] a :  a genus of mammals containing the flying lemurs b in former classifications :  papio

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Origin and Etymology of cynocephalus

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


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