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  • n. Any sabre-toothed animal of the subfamily Machairodontinae


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  • "A. adj. Having long sabre-shaped upper canine teeth; sabre-toothed. Also: of or relating to the subfamily Machairodontinae, comprising fossil felids having such teeth.
    B. n. A machairodont felid." (OED)

    See also Machairodus.

    September 5, 2008