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- n. Plural form of fissiped.
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But this opinion has arisen because the young of the weasel are very small like those of the other fissipeds, of which we shall speak later, and because they often carry the young about in their mouths.
But the dog, the wolf, and practically all the fissipeds, produce many, even the small members of the class, as the mouse family.
Still more does this apply to the fissipeds, for such animals produce many young and imperfect, as the dog, the young of these creatures being generally blind.
The young are born blind, as is the case with the greater part Of the fissipeds or toed animals.