Definition of alopecoid in English:

alopecoid

adjective

Zoology
historical, rare
  • Of or relating to a division of the dog family Canidae that comprises the foxlike forms; resembling a fox; vulpine. Contrasted with "thooid".

noun

Zoology
historical, rare
  • A foxlike member of the family Canidae; a fox.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ fox + -oid.

Pronunciation

alopecoid

/ˌalə(ʊ)ˈpiːkɔɪd/