any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.

1890–95; < Neo-Latin Felidae; see Felis, -id2

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felid   (fē'lĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Felidae, which includes the domesticated cat and big cats such as lions, tigers, panthers, lynxes, leopards, pumas, and cheetahs.
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The plantar process on the bony end of the claw is much more pronounced in felid claws.
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