cyno-, cyn-, kyno-, kyn-

(Greek: dog; like a dog)

Pertaining to or a reference to a ruling body of cynics.
Having a head shaped like that of a dog.
Having the face or head of a dog.
cynoclept, cynoklept (s) (noun); cynoclepts, cynoklepts (pl)
Dog-stealing or a dog thief.
1. A canine tooth.
2. A tooth having one cusp or point.
Cynoglossum (s) (noun), Cynoglossums (pl)
A plant or herb meaning "hound's tongue".
A writing or treatise about dogs.
Dog-like or similar to a dog; canine.
cynolatry (s) (noun), cynolatries (pl)
The worship of dogs.
A reference to cynology or a natural history about dogs.
Someone who studies dogs and who is concerned with canine evolution, breed development and differentiation, canine behavior and training, and canine history.
1. The study of dogs.
2. Etymology: from Greek κύων (gen. κύνος), cyn, kyn, "dog" and λόγος, logos, "knowledge".
cynophil, cynophile, cynophilist (s) (noun); cynophils; cynophiles; cynophilists (pl)
An individual who has a fondness for dogs: Meg felt a special attraction towards "man's best friend" and had a few of them in her home. She was known by her friends to be a cynophile.
cynophobia, kynophobia (s) (noun); cynophobias, kynophobias (pl)
An excessive hatred of dogs or of being bitten by one of them: Cynophobia is a morbid mental state, usually hysterical in character, sometimes previously caused by the bite of a hound.

Those who have cynophobia have an unhealthy terror of getting rabies from canines, and therefore such animals are not considered to be "friends" or "protectors".

Having dog-like claws.

Related "dog" word family: cani-.