procyonid

noun
pro·​cy·​on·​id | \ ˌprō-sē-ˈä-nəd How to pronounce procyonid (audio) \
plural procyonids

Definition of procyonid

: a mammal of the family Procyonidae Ringtails in fact are not cats or, taxonomically, much like them. Rather, they are procyonids, closely related to raccoons and coatis, more distantly to pandas.— Bil Gilbert, Smithsonian, August 2000

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procyonid adjective
a procyonid species

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“Procyonid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procyonid. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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