Par`a*dox"ure (?), n. [Gr. incredible, paradoxical + tail. So called because its tail is unlike that of the other animals to which it was supposed to be related.] Zool.
Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet, as the musang, and the luwack or palm cat (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). See Musang.
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