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felid

[fee-lid] /ˈfi lɪd/
noun
1.
any animal of the family Felidae, comprising the cats.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin Felidae; see Felis, -id2
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  • The plantar process on the bony end of the claw is much more pronounced in felid claws.
British Dictionary definitions for felid

feline

/ˈfiːlaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Felidae, a family of predatory mammals, including cats, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, typically having a round head and retractile claws: order Carnivora (carnivores)
2.
resembling or suggestive of a cat, esp in stealth or grace
noun
3.
any animal belonging to the family Felidae; a cat
Derived Forms
felinely, adverb
felineness, felinity (fɪˈlɪnɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fēlīnus, from fēlēs cat
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felid in Science
felid
  (fē'lĭd)   
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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