Felidae

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Fe·li·dae

(fē'li-dē),
A family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers.
[L. felis, cat]

Felidae

the family of cats; includes the domestic cat (Felis catus) and feral cats of approximately the same dimensions. There are a large number of breeds of the former (see under cat) and a larger number of genera of the latter. See also lion, tiger, leopard, lynx, mountain lion, jaguar, ocelot, cheetah (acinonyx jubatus).