Definition of Canis. Meaning of Canis. Synonyms of Canis

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Definition of Canis

Canis
Canis Ca"nis (k[a^]"n[i^]s), n.; pl. Canes (-n[=e]z). [L., a dog.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canid[ae], including the dogs and wolves. Canis major [L., larger dog], a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star. Canis minor [L., smaller dog], a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude.

Meaning of Canis from wikipedia

- Canis is a genus of the Caninae containing multiple extant species, such as wolves, dogs, coyotes, and golden jackals. Species of this genus are distinguished...
- The domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf. The dog derived from an ancient, extinct wolf...
- The coyote (Canis latrans) is a species of canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the wolf, and slightly smaller than...
- Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is counted...
- Canis Minor /ˌkeɪnɪs ˈmaɪnər/ is a small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included as an asterism, or...
- inhabited by Canis gezi and Canis nehringi. Given their similarities and timeframes, it is proposed that Canis gezi was the ancestor of Canis nehringi. One...
- over a geologic time scale of at least 300 thousand years. The grey wolf Canis lupus is a highly adaptable species that is able to exist in a range of...
- Microsporum canis is a pathogenic, a****ual fungus in the phylum Ascomycota that infects the upper, dead layers of skin on domesticated cats, and occasionally...
- Ehrlichia canis is an obligate intracellular bacterium that acts as the causative agent of ehrlichiosis, a disease most commonly affecting canine species...
- There are 38 subspecies of Canis lupus listed in the taxonomic authority Mammal Species of the World (2005, 3rd edition). These subspecies were named...
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