Definition of aeluroid in English:

aeluroid

Pronunciation /ˈil(j)ʊrɔɪd/

adjective

(also ailuroid)
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".

    The division is usually taken to include also the families Hyaenidae (hyenas), Viverridae (civets), and Herpestidae (mongooses), and is now often called Feliformia or Feloidea.

noun

(also ailuroid)
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.