1 a fabled dog-headed man.
2 any flying lemur of the genus Cynocephalus, native to SE Asia.
Etymology: Gk kunokephalos f. kuon kunos dog + kephale head

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  • Cynocephalus — (gr. für Hundekopf) bezeichnet: Als Gattungsname die Riesengleiter (Cynocephalus spp.) Als Artname: den Beutelwolf (Thylacinus cynocephalus) den Steppenpavian (Papio cynocephalus) In der Mythologie die Kynokephalen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cynocephalus — n. the type genus of the family {Cynocephalidae}. Syn: genus {Cynocephalus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynocephălus — Cynocephălus, so v.w. Pavian …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cynocephălus — Cynocephălus, der Pavian …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cynocephalus — Cynocephălus, s. Pavian …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cynocephalus — Dermoptera  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Dermaptera …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cynocephalus — kaguanai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 2 rūšys. Paplitimo arealas – didžioji P. R. Azijos dalis, apimant Filipinų, Javos ir Kalimantano salas. atitikmenys: lot. Cynocephalus angl. flying lemurs;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Cynocephalus — Creature much like a human being save for its head, which was that of a dog. Such monsters decorated the margins of *illuminated MSS. Cf. Babewyn; Bestiary …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • cynocephalus — cyn·o·cephalus …   English syllables

  • cynocephalus — /saɪnoʊˈsɛfələs / (say suynoh sefuhluhs) noun (plural cynocephali /saɪnoʊˈsɛfəlaɪ/ (say suynoh sefuhluy)) 1. → flying lemur. 2. the dog faced baboon. 3. → thylacine. 4. any of a mythical race of dog headed people …   Australian English dictionary

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