[kan-id, key-nid]
any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin Canidae, equivalent to Can(is) a genus, including the dog and wolf (Latin: dog) + -idae -id2 Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

member of the Canidæ family, 1889, from Mod.L. Canidæ, from L. canis "dog" (see canine).
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canid   (kān'ĭd, kā'nĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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Example sentences
Both canid species will respond to imitation calls from humans.
Perhaps cats' purring helps alleviate the dysplasia or osteoporotic conditions
  that are more common in their canid cousins.
Fatal canid diseases present a more immediate-and more addressable-threat to
  the wolves.
We randomly selected study areas each year from the pool of candidate areas on
  the basis of canid occupancy.
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