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Meaning of MEPHITIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
 

MEPHITIS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: genus Mephitis
 
 See Also: family Mustelidae, hooded skunk, mammal genus, Mephitis macroura, Mephitis mephitis, Mustelidae, striped skunk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Me*phi"tis\, n. [L. mephitis : cf. F. m['e]phitis.]
1. Noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalations from
   decomposing substances, filth, or other source.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of mammals, including the skunks.

 

 

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