Definition of Feline

1. Noun. Any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws.

Exact synonyms: Felid
Generic synonyms: Carnivore
Group relationships: Family Felidae, Felidae
Specialized synonyms: Cat, True Cat, Big Cat, Cat
Terms within: Paw

2. Adjective. Of or relating to cats. "Feline fur"
Partainyms: Cat

Definition of Feline

1. a. Catlike; of or pertaining to the genus Felis, or family Felidæ; as, the feline race; feline voracity.

Definition of Feline

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, the cat. ¹

2. Adjective. catlike (resembling a cat) ¹

3. Noun. A cat; member of the cat family Felidae. ¹

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Definition of Feline

1. an animal of the cat family [n -S]

Medical Definition of Feline

1. Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a cat. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feline

feline (current term)
feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
feline agranulocytosis
feline distemper
feline immunodeficiency virus
feline infectious anaemia
feline infectious enteritis
feline infectious peritonitis
feline leukaemia
feline leukaemia-sarcoma virus complex
feline leukaemia virus
feline oesophagus
feline panleukopenia
feline panleukopenia virus
feline pneumonitis

Literary usage of Feline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Chinese Repository edited by Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Willaims (1839)
"IN a country so thickly inhabited, and cultivated for so long a time, as China, we should not expect to find many of those large feline animals which are so ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1875)
"The extensor tendon must also aid materially in initiating the action which is passively maintained by the round ligament. feline Claw (Ocelot), partly ..."

3. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"Nevertheless it is a fact that the genera which most approach ordinary non-feline carnivora—the genera namely Arc}i(eturns and ..."

4. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1836)
"THIRD animals of the feline species, by which they arity in TIT • — are enabled to preserve the sharpness of their claws on the most flinty path. ..."

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