subfamily Mephitinae

noun
subdivision not used in some classifications: skunks
Syn: ↑Mephitinae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal family
Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelidae, ↑family Mustelidae

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  • Mephitinae — prop. n. A subfamily of mammals including the skunks; it is a subdivision not used in some classifications. Syn: subfamily Mephitinae. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mephitinae — noun subdivision not used in some classifications: skunks • Syn: ↑subfamily Mephitinae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelidae, ↑family Mustelidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammal family — noun a family of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossidae, ↑family Tachyglossidae, ↑Ornithorhynchidae, ↑family Ornithorhynchidae, ↑Didelphidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Mustelidae — noun weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens • Syn: ↑Mustelidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Carnivora, ↑order Carnivora …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mustelidae — noun weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens • Syn: ↑family Mustelidae • Hypernyms: ↑mammal family • Member Holonyms: ↑Carnivora, ↑order Carnivora …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Mephitis — noun in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae • Syn: ↑Mephitis • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelidae, ↑family Mustelidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood pussy — noun American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae • Syn: ↑skunk, ↑polecat • Hypernyms: ↑musteline mammal, ↑mustelid, ↑musteline • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

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