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[From New Latin Fēlidae, family name, from Fēlis, type genus, from Latin fēlēs, cat.]

fe′lid n.


(Animals) any animal belonging to the cat family


(ˈfi laɪn)

1. belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae.
2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: feline agility.
3. sly, stealthy, or treacherous.
4. an animal of the cat family; cat.
[1675–85; < Latin fēl(ēs) (see felid) + -ine1; compare Late Latin fēlīneus of a wild cat]
fe′line•ly, adv.
fe′line•ness, fe•lin•i•ty (fɪˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felid - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile clawsfelid - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
cat, true cat - feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
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They also addressed enhancing mutual military cooperation in various felids and increasing joint drills between the two countries in a manner that strengthens the partnership between Egypt and Japan.
Both felids and fowl could themselves be potential sources of zoonotic diseases or harbor zoonotic disease vectors.
The difference between states may be associated with regional variations in the sources of contamination (BAI et al., 2017), as described by the presence of wild felids that can house the sexual stages of parasite and contaminate soil and water (DUBEY, 1994).
To avoid all these troubles and hard conditions we need to educate our children according to the needs of time particularly in the felids of science and technology and spread awareness in the country about saving water.
The three felids have been described as opportunistic hunters (Emmons, 1987; Taber, Novaro, Neris, & Colman, 1997; Sunquist & Sunquist, 2002) whose diets frequently overlap, making them potential competitors.
Animals in the Felidae family, including many species of large cats as well as domestic cats, were long believed to be resistant to Canine Distemper, until some researchers reported the prevalence of CDV infection in large felids.
This dismal situation is also seen in cotton fields, farms and felids.
This dismal situation is also seen in cotton fields, farms and felids. The workers of agriculture and fisheries sectors have already come into the orbit of SIRA2013, but in these long five years no 'rules' are formed to implement this law and hence millions of workers are still deprived of their legal rights.
According to the report, Prof Dr Asim Khalid visited the felids on March 13 and prescribed the treatment.
In the western desert, meanwhile, GPC has succeeded in adding two felids to production, leading to an increase in the western fields' production to reach 18,000 barrels of oil a day.