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canid

[kan-id, key-nid] /ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd/
noun
1.
any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
Origin of canid
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin Canidae, equivalent to Can(is) a genus, including the dog and wolf (Latin: dog) + -idae -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for canid

canine

/ˈkeɪnaɪn; ˈkæn-/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a dog; doglike
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
3.
of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
noun
4.
any animal of the family Canidae
5.
a canine tooth
Word Origin
C17: from Latin canīnus, from canis dog
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Word Origin and History for canid
n.

member of the Canidae family (dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals), 1889, from Modern Latin Canidae, from Latin canis "dog" (see canine (n.)) + -idae.

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canid in Science
canid
  (kān'ĭd, kā'nĭd)   
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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