Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of Feræ fissipedia, belonging to the series Æluroidea hyæniformia; the hyenas. They have 3 incisors and 1 canine on each side above and below, 4 premolars in each upper and 3 in each lower half-jaw, and 1 molar on each side above and below—in all 34 teeth, which are very strong. The large molars are close together; the upper true molars are reduced in size, and tubercular; and the lower true molars and last upper premolar are sectorial. The feet are digitigrade, with blunt non-retractile claws; the tail is short and bushy; the eyes and ears are prominent; and the tongue is rough with prickles. There are two genera, Hyæna and Crocuta. With Hyænidæ proper is sometimes associated the genus Proteles, now usually made the type of a family Protelidæ. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural family of canids comprising the hyenas.
- n. hyenas.
- Hyaena + -idae (Wiktionary)
“Distribution of the Striped Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena syriaca Matius, 1882) (Carnivora: Hyaenidae) in urban and rural areas of Lebanon.”
“I laugh the laughter of the family Hyaenidae, of which there are four species, known for their laughter-like vocalizations.”
“(_Hyaenidae_); two families unknown in India, viz. the”
“The family Hyaenidae is made up of two sub families, the protelinae and the hyaeninae.”
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