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hyenoid

[hahy-ee-noid]
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adjective
  1. resembling a hyena.

Origin of hyenoid

First recorded in 1940–45; hyen(a) + -oid
Also called hy·e·ni·form [hahy-ee-nuh-fawrm] /haɪˈi nəˌfɔrm/.
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  • Hence this condition (first, I believe, noticed by Bernard) has been called the “hyenoid” state.

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    Alexander Wynter Blyth