Definition of aeluroid in English:

aeluroid

(also ailuroid)

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the division or superfamily Aeluroidea of the mammalian order Carnivora, comprising the cat family Felidae and allied families; characteristic of this division or superfamily. Compare Arctoid.

noun

Zoology
  • A mammal of the division or superfamily Aeluroidea.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From scientific Latin Aeluroidea, division or superfamily name from ancient Greek αἴλουρος cat + scientific Latin -oidea.

Pronunciation:

aeluroid

/ˈil(j)ʊrɔɪd/