viverrid


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vi·ver·rid

 (vī-vĕr′ĭd)
n.
Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Viverridae, which includes the civets and genets.

[From New Latin Vīverridae, family name, from Vīverra, type genus, from Latin vīverra, ferret.]

viverrid

(vaɪˈvɛrɪd)
n
(Animals) an animal of the family Viverridae
adj
(Zoology) zoology relating to the family Viverridae

vi•ver•rid

(vaɪˈvɛr ɪd, vɪ-)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, and mongooses.
n.
2. a viverrid animal.
[1790–1800; < New Latin Viverridae, derivative of Viverr(a) a genus (Latin vīverra the ferret or a similar animal]
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