genus Acinonyx

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Related to genus Acinonyx: Acinonyx jubatus, Acinonychinae
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Noun1.genus Acinonyx - cheetahsgenus Acinonyx - cheetahs        
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game