Definition of felid in English:

felid

noun

Zoology
  • A mammal of the cat family ("Felidae"); a wild cat.

    • ‘Additionally, not all of the taxa recognized as morphologically hypercarnivorous exhibit the very extreme specializations of felids.’
    • ‘The lower jaw exhibits several characteristics superficially resembling those in some felids.’
    • ‘Canids and, to a lesser extent, felids are present in the Tundran, Coniferan, and Deciduan subregions always as continuous carnivores.’
    • ‘It is a powerful cat to be tethered to, the largest felid in the New World; worldwide only the lion and the tiger beat it in size.’
    • ‘Mustelids and felids were expected to have the strongest bites and canids the weakest.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Felidae (plural), from Latin feles cat.

Pronunciation:

felid

/ˈfēlid/