Definition of Hyaena

1. Noun. Doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion.




Definition of Hyaena

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hyena) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyaena

1. hyena [n -S] : HYAENIC [adj] - See also: hyena

Medical Definition of Hyaena

1. Same as Hyena. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyaena

hwamei
hwan
hwk
hwy.
hwyl
hwyls
hxc
hyacine
hyacines
hyacinth
hyacinth bean
hyacinthine
hyacinthlike
hyacinths
hyads
hyaena (current term)
hyaenas
hyaenic
hyalea
hyaleas
hyalescence
hyalescent
hyalin
hyalinasis cutis et mucosae
hyaline
hyaline bodies
hyaline bodies of pituitary
hyaline cartilage
hyaline cast
hyaline degeneration

Literary usage of Hyaena

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1. African Nature Notes and Reminiscences by Frederick Courteney Selous (1908)
"IT has always appeared to me that the qualities and characteristics of the African spotted hyaena have met with somewhat scant recognition at the hands of ..."

2. The Menageries.: Quadrupeds, Described and Drawn from Living Subjects.. by James Rennie (1829)
"The hyaena has always been an object of aversion to mankind; and this feeling has ... That the hyaena can be tamed, and most completely and extensively so, ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1889)
"The muscles of mastication are also as described in the Spotted hyaena with this ... Meckel states that this is less marked in hyaena than in the Cat. ..."

4. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"Every one," he added, " knows that those blacksmiths have the power of assuming the form of a hyaena, which as naturally belongs to them as that of a man. ..."

5. The Illustrated Natural History by John George Wood (1865)
"In the semi-civilized countries of Africa and Asia, the hyaena is a public benefactor, swallowing with his accommodating appetite almost every species of ..."

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