Fissipedia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Fissipedia in some classifications considered a suborder of Carnivora
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Fissipedia (Zoöl) A division of the Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, and bears, in which the feet are not webbed; -- opposed to Pinnipedia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fissipedia A suborder of carnivorous mammals, of the order Feræ, containing all the terrestrial carnivores, as distinguished from the aquatic seals and walruses, or Pinnipedia. They have the toes cleft, the first phalanges or digits of the feet not enlarged or produced beyond the rest, generally reduced or rudimentary, and the limbs free and fitted for walking and bearing the body up from the ground. The series includes some twelve living families, thus contrasting with three families of Pinnipedia. Also Fissipedes, Fissipeda.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. fissus,p. p. of findere, to cleave) + pes, pedis, a foot

Usage

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The two sub-orders into which this order is divided are: I, The Fissipedia, and II, The Pinnipedia.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
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