of or relating to the Viverridae, a family of small carnivorous mammals including the civets, genets, palm cats, etc.
a viverrine animal.
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How to use viverrine in a sentence
viverrine, vī-ver′in, adj. pertaining to the Viverrid, one of the four families of the luroidea section of Carnivora.
The general form is viverrine, and the hallux is sometimes present though small.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
There is the full viverrine dentition, with five premolars in the upper jaw; but this may be an abnormality.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for viverrine
of, relating to, or belonging to the Viverridae, a family of small to medium-sized predatory mammals of Eurasia and Africa, including genets, civets and mongooses: order Carnivora (carnivores)
any animal belonging to the family Viverridae
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Scientific definitions for viverrine
Characteristic of or resembling civets or their kin.
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