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Mephitis mephitica
Skunk Skunk, n. [Contr. from the Abenaki (American Indian) seganku.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense. Note: The common species of the Eastern United States (Mephitis mephitica) is black with more or less white on the body and tail. The spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius), native of the Southwestern United States and Mexico, is smaller than the common skunk, and is variously marked with black and white. Skunk bird, Skunk blackbird (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink; -- so called because the male, in the breeding season, is black and white, like a skunk. Skunk cabbage (Bot.), an American aroid herb (Symplocarpus f[oe]tidus>) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves. It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called swamp cabbage. Skunk porpoise. (Zo["o]l.) See under Porpoise.
Mephitism
Mephitism Meph"i*tism, n. Same as Mephitis, 1.

Meaning of Mephitis from wikipedia

- The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a skunk of the genus Mephitis that occurs across most of North America, including southern Canada, the United...
- The genus Mephitis is one of several genera of skunks, which has two species and a North American distribution....
- semistriatus – striped hog-nosed skunk Genus: Mephitis Mephitis macroura – hooded skunk Mephitis mephitis – striped skunk Genus: Spilogale Spilogale angustifrons –...
- Mephitis may refer to: Mephitis (genus), a genus of skunks Mefitis or Mephitis, a Roman goddess...
- The hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of mammal in the family Mephitidae. Mephītis in Latin means "foul odor", μακρός (makrós) in Gr**** translates...
- (2014). "Mephitis mephitis". Animal Diversity Web. University of Michigan. Retrieved April 14, 2020. Helgen, K.; Reid, F. (2016). "Mephitis mephitis". IUCN...
- Vol. 2. Springer, 2012. "Luteimonas mephiti" at the Encyclopedia of Life LPSN Type strain of Luteimonas mephitis at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity...
- mephitids in four genera: Conepatus (hog-nosed skunks, four species); Mephitis (the hooded and striped skunks, two species); Mydaus (stink badgers, two...
- (1978). "Some Chemical Constituents of the Scent of the Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)". Journal of Chemical Ecology. 1 (4): 493–499. doi:10.1007/BF00988589...
- leuconotus) Striped hog-nosed skunk (C. semistriatus) Mephitis Hooded skunk (M. macroura) Striped skunk (M. mephitis) Mydaus Sunda stink badger (M. javanensis) Palawan...
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